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THE COMING OF THE ‘ABBASIDS – De Lacy O’lery

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on THE COMING OF THE ‘ABBASIDS – De Lacy O’lery

The rule of the ‘Umayyads had been a period of tyrannical oppression on the part of the Arab rulers upon their non-Arab subjects and especially upon themawali or converts drawn from the native population of the conquered provinces who not only were not admitted to equality, as was the professed principle of the religion of Islam, but were treated simply as serfs. This was in no sense due to religious persecution, for it was the converts who were the most aggrieved, nor was it due to a racial antipathy as between a Semitic and an Aryan people, nor yet to anything that could be described...

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