Berber Revolt
The Great Berber Revolt of 739/740–743 AD (122–125 AH in the Muslim calendar) took place during the reign of the Umayyad Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik and marked the first successful secession from t...
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Second Fitna
The Second Fitna, or Second Islamic Civil War, was a period of general political and military disorder that afflicted the Islamic empire during the early Umayyad dynasty, following the death of the fi...
Al-Hakam ibn Abi al-'As
Al-Hakam ibn Abi al-`As ibn Umayyah (Arabic: الحكم بن أبي العاص‎ / ALA-LC: al-Ḥakam bin Abī al-‘As) was the father of the Umayyad Caliph Marwan I, and an uncle of Uthman. He is regarded as a...
Ubayd Allah ibn al-Habhab
Obeid Allah ibn al-Habhab al-Mawsili was an important Umayyad official in Egypt from 724 to 734, and subsequently Umayyad governor of Kairouan, Ifriqiya from 734 to 741. It was under his rule that t...
Battle of al-Harrah
The Battle of al-Harrah is a battle fought at al-Harrah on 26 Dhu al-Hijjah 63 H./26 August 683, then lying to the northeast of Medina. The battle was fought against the armies of Yazid ibn Muawiyah b...
Battle of Karbala
The Battle of Karbala took place on Muharram 10, in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD) in Karbala, situated in present day Iraq. The battle was between a small group of suppor...
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Handhala ibn Safwan al-Kalbi
Handhala ibn Safwan al-Kalbi (or Hanzala ibn Safwan) (?–?) was an Umayyad governor of Egypt from 721 to 724 and again 737 to 741, and subsequently governor of Ifriqiya from 741 to 745.
Handhala i...
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'Asma' bint Marwan
ʻAṣmāʼ bint Marwān (Arabic: عصماء بنت مروان‎ "'Asmā' the daughter of Marwān") was a female member of the Ummayad clan who lived in Medina in 7th century Arabia. Bint Marwan was known for hav...
Maysara al-Matghari
Maysara al-Matghari (Berber: Maysara Amteghri or Maysara Amdeghri, sometimes rendered Maisara or Meicera; in older Arab sources, bitterly called: al-Ḥaqir ('the ignoble'); died in September/October 74...
Zaydi Revolt
The Zaidi Revolt was a failed rebellion led by Zayd ibn Ali in 740 against the Umayyad dynasty, who had taken over the Islamic Caliphate since the death of his great-grandfather, Ali.
Unlike his b...
Mardaites
The Mardaites or al-Jarajima (Syriac: ܡܪ̈ܕܝܐ; Arabic: الجراجمة‎ / ALA-LC: al-Jarājimah; Greek: Μαρδαΐται) inhabited the highland regions of the Amanus Mountains.The Mardaites were Ch...
Abu Isa
Abu 'Isa (also known as Ovadiah, Ishaq ibn Ya'qub al-Isfahani, Isaac ibn Jacob al-Isfahani) was a self-proclaimed Jewish prophet sometime in the 8th century AD in Persia. He is known as the originator...
Battle of Bagdoura
The Battle of Bagdoura (or Baqdura) was a decisive confrontation in the Berber Revolt in late 741 CE. It was a follow-up to the Battle of the Nobles the previous year, and resulted in a major Berber v...
Khalid ibn Hamid al-Zanati
Khalid ibn Hamid al-Zanati (?-?) was a Zenata Berber chieftain and military commander during the Berber Revolt of the 740s against the Umayyads in the Maghreb. For reasons which are still obscure, Ma...
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Battle of the Nobles
The Battle of the Nobles (Arabic: غزوة الأشراف‎, Ghazwat al-Ashraf) was an important confrontation in the Berber Revolt in c. 740 CE. It resulted in a major Berber victory over the Arabs nea...
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Yazid ibn al-Muhallab
Yazid ibn al-Muhallab (672–720) was a provincial governor in the time of the Umayyad dynasty and the progenitor of the Muhallabid family that became important in early Abbasid times.In A.H. 78 (697-69...
Kulthum ibn Iyad al-Qasi
Kulthum ibn Iyad al-Qasi (died October 741) was an Umayyad governor of Kairouan, Ifriqiya for only a few months, from February to October, 741. Kulthum ibn Iyad, an Arab aristocrat of Qaysid stock, ...
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Ibn al-Zubayr's revolt
Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr's revolt was directed against Yazid I following the Battle of Karbala.Ibn al-Zubayr was not active in politics during the reign of Muawiyah I, but upon the ascension of Yazid I...
Al-Harith ibn Surayj
Abu Hatim al-Harith ibn Surayj ibn Yazid ibn Sawa ibn Ward ibn Murra ibn Sufyan ibn Mujashi (Arabic: أبو حاتم الحارث بن سريج‎) was an Arab leader of a large-scale social rebellion against th...
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