Islam under the Arabs

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byRobert Durie Osborn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... 001 CHAPTER V. THE FALL OF THE OMMAYAS. A.d. 743-760. Nowhere in the Muhammadan empire had the rivalry and the hatred between the Arabs of Yemen and the tribes of Modhar been so keen and bitter as in Khorasan. There the Yemenite Arabs were represented by the tribe of Azd--the brotherhood to which belonged the family of Mouhalleb--and the Arabs of Modhar, by the tribe of Temim--the most numerous and powerful of those included in the Maadique confederation. As Yemenite or Modharite influence preponderated at Damascus, the chiefs in Khorasan of the one party or the other acquired the power to humiliate and oppress their rivals. Thus Kutaiba, the favourite of Hejjaj, had imprisoned or put to death the" partisans of the family of Mouhalleb; himself falling a victim to the rage of the Azdites when the death of the khalif Walid elevated Yezid ibn Mouhalleb to the first place in the Muhammadan empire. With the fall of Yezid, the Arabs of Modhar regained the pre-eminence; but during the earlier years of the reign of the khalif Hisham, we find a Yemenite chief at the head of the province--Asad, a brother of that Khalid ibn Abdallah al Kasri whose murder I related in a previous chapter. This Asad, enraged by the ill success of an expedition he had made beyond the Oxus, summoned to his presence the chiefs of the Arabs of Modhar, and attributing the ill fortune of his arms to their evil counsels, he caused them to be stripped and beaten, their beards to be shaven (the very greatest indignity that can be put upon a Muhammadan), and sent them as prisoners, heavily chained, to his brother in Irak. For these outrageous proceedings he was deprived of his office by the khalif Hisham, and a Modhar chief appointed in his stead. This change naturally had no...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... 001 CHAPTER V. THE FALL OF THE OMMAYAS. A.d. 743-760. Nowhere in the Muhammadan empire had the rivalry and the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217226795

ISBN - 13:9780217226790

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