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Sufyānids
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, the branch of the Umayyad dynasty of Arab caliphs in early Islam who formed the first and shorter-lasting line of the dynasty, being predecessors of the Marwānids [q.v.]. The line took its name from Abū Sufyān b. Ḥarb [q.v.], whose son Muʿāwiya I became caliph in 41/61, to be followed briefly by his son Yazīd I and the latter’s young son Muʿāwiya II, who died in 64/683. The succession was then taken up by the parallel branch of Marwān b. al-Ḥakam [q.v.].

For the general history of the Sufyānids, see umayyads and the articles on the individual rulers, and for the post-132/750 eschato…

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Ed., “Sufyānids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 25 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7132>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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