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Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan


Who is Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan?

Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan was the 5th Umayyad Caliph. He was born in Medina, Hejaz. `Abd al-Malik was a well-educated man and capable ruler, despite the many political problems that impeded his rule. The 14th-century Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun states: "`Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan is one of the greatest Arab and Muslim Caliphs. He followed in the footsteps of `Umar ibn al-Khattab, the Commander of the Believers, in regulating state affairs".

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Google previewIbn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary, 1 (1843)

by Aḥmad Ibn-Muḥammad Ibn-Ḫallikān

Abd al-Malik Ibn Marwan, on hearing these verses, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats (2001)

by Donald Langmead, Christine Garnaut

and 692 for the tenth caliph, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. It is an elaborate canopy encircling the bare rock summit of the mount, the sakhra from which Mohammed was miraculously carried through the heavens into the very presence of Allah ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2004)

by John L. Esposito

Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (r. 685–705) Umayyad caliph responsible for ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (2010)

by Abiola Irele

Allegedly, the Bajun came as soldiers, who had been sent by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. In other versions, the Bajun denote themselves as “Umayyads.” Arab migration to East Africa intensified no earlier than the end of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Palestinians (2005)

by Philip Mattar

for pilgrims by the tenth caliph, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, between 685 and 691 C.E. Measuring fifty-six by forty- two feet, the rock over which the structure was erected is the place from which ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. It stands on a site that Jews claim was the Holy of Holies, the most sacred part of the Jewish Temple of Solomon.

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