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
Dynasty 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.[1]

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  1. Press, Oxford University (2010). Caliph and Caliphate Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-980382-8. Retrieved 2017-03-19.