Umayyad Empire

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  • Period: Jan 1, 661 to

    Mauwiya's Rule

    the capital of the Muslim empire was transferred to Damascus. Mauwiya is credited with raising a strong army of Syrian soldiers which was used to expand Muslim authority east into Khorasan and west into North Africa.
  • Period: Jan 1, 673 to Jan 1, 677

    Siege of Constantinople

    Unsuccessful three-year siege of Constantinople
  • Period: Jan 1, 705 to Jan 1, 717

    Walid I and Sulayman

    These are the two sons of Abd al-Malik. During these brothers' reigns, the empire expanded westward to Morocco and Spain, and eastward to Transoxiana.
  • Period: Jan 1, 720 to Jan 1, 724

    Yazid II

    He caused a renewal of the hostilities between the Qaysites and the Kalbites by openly favoring the the Qaysites.
  • Period: Jan 1, 724 to Jan 1, 743

    Hisham's Rule

    The Muslim empire reached the limits of its expansion.
  • Jan 1, 740

    Rebellion of Zayd b. Ali

    Showed the discontent with the Umayyad Empire.
  • Jan 1, 740

    Berber Revolts in North Africa

    This revolt effectively cut off what is today Morocco and Spain from Umayyad rule.
  • Period: Jan 1, 744 to Jan 1, 750

    Marwan !! Rule

    Marwan II attempted to restore order, but by this time the Abbasid revolutionary movement had gained a ton of power in the eastern provinces of the empire.
  • Jan 1, 750

    Massacre of Umayyad Empire

    All but one of the Umayyad's were killed in this massacre.
  • Ibn al-Zubayr Defeated

    Ibn al-Zubayr was the cause of many rebellions during Yarid's reign.
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    Yazid's Rule

    Yazid's reign was filled with rebellions led by Husayn b. Ali at Kerbala and Ibn al- Zubayr at Mecca.
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    Civil War

    Civil war broke out between two Arab groups, the Qaysites and the Kalbites.
  • Period: to Jan 1, 705

    Abd al-Malik's Rule

    Order was restored to Iraq and Arabia. Arabic was made the official language in the Empire.