Muawiyah I

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Muawiyah I
Reign 661 – 680
Full name Muˁāwīya ibn ˁAbī Sufyān
Born 602
Died May 6, 680
Predecessor unknown
Successor Yazid I
Royal House Umayyad
Father Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
Mother Hind bint Utbah

Muawiyah I (602-680) was a deeply controversial figure in Islam. He was the nephew of Uthman, and founded the Umayyad dynasty. He was also the rival of Ali.