Muawiyah I

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Muawiyah I
Reign661 – 680
Predecessorunknown
SuccessorYazid I
Born597-605
Mecca, Hejaz, Arabia
DiedApril or May 680 (aged 74-83)
Damascus, Umayyad Caliphate
Full name
Muˁāwīya ibn ˁAbī Sufyān
DynastyUmayyad
FatherAbu Sufyan ibn Harb
MotherHind 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.