Abbasids And Umayyad Similarities

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The Abbasids and the Umayyads were the two dominant parties that came into power after Muhammad’s death. The Umayyads were the first dynasty to come to power and fell in 750 CE, and ruled for 89 years, and the Abbasids came into power after them. They ruled until 1258 CE.


The Umayyads and the Abbasids may have had many differences but they were also similar in many ways. First, both the Ummayads and the Abbasids followed the Quran. They both tolerated Jews and Christians because they were “people of the book”, meaning that they only believed in one God and were mentioned in the Quran.

Both dynasties also had corruption. Many of the Umayyad Caliphs were openly corrupt and interested only with personal gains.

Another similarity is that both the dynasties expanded during their reign. They both claimed to have a relation to Muhammed.

In both dynasties Mecca was an important area for trade and pilgrimage for Muslims, and Arabic was the language usually used for trade.

Both dynasties manufactured mainly the same things, the Abbasid dynasty manufactured textiles, sugar, ...
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