Description

Muawiyah I, the governor of Levant, founds Umayyad Dynasty in Damascus, after Ali, the last Caliph of Rashidun Caliphate dies, wounded by poison-coated sword while praying in mosque in Iraq three days before, which marks the split of Islam into Sunni and Shi'a branches

Location

Umayyad Caliphate

Rate

Quite important (7)

Sphere

Government, Religion

Images

Umayyad arab-byzantine Solidus; most likely minted under the rign of caliph Muawiyah I

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