Umayyad Dynasty

Umayyad Dynasty

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Guest asked 4 months ago
The Umayyads ruled from 661 to 750 AD. That is nearly a century, but how many caliphs actually ruled?Was any of them considered member of the ulama, the learned scholar institution?
2 Answers
Muhyeddine answered 4 months ago

The Umayyad Dynasty: rulers timeline

[First dates are Higra calendar, seond dates are AD]

Umayyad Dynasty 41–132 /661–750

Mu’awiya I, 41–60 /661–680

Yazid I, 60–64 /680–683

Mu’awiya II, 64 /683–684

Marwan I, 64–65 /684–685

‘Abd al-Malik, 65–86 /685–705

al-Walid I, 86–96 /705–715

Sulayman, 96–99 /715–717

‘Umar II, 99–101 /717–720

Yazid II, 101–105 /720–724

Hisham, 105–125 /724–743

al-Walid II, 125–126 /743–744

Yazid III, 126 /744

Ibrahim, 126 /744

Marwan II, 127–132 /744–750

Sam answered 4 months ago

14 caliphs.

No they were not considered learned persons, except Umar 2, perhaps.

They are considered arab nationalists more than religious leaders. Similar to Saudi clan ruling Saudi Arabia these days.