But today, the Mosque, temple, and Christian church have settled alongside one another.. It is to denounce the basis of ones own Religion (in every text)
to withhold love and acceptance towards the freedom of Religious belief...
-From Muse d' Met
After the death of Muhammad in 632, a series of four caliphs (Arabic: khalifa, "successor"), known as the Rightly Guided, succeeded. Under their command, the Arab armies carried the new faith from Arabia to the shores of the Mediterranean and to the eastern reaches of Iran. However, following the assassination of cAli ibn Abi Talib—Muhammad's cousin, son-in-law, and fourth caliph (r. 656–61)—in 661, Mucawiya, the governor of Syria under the Rightly Guided Caliphs, seized power and established the Umayyad caliphate, the first Islamic dynasty (661–750).
During Mucawiya's reign (661–80), the seat of Islamic power was transferred from the Arabian Peninsula to Syria. Under Mucawiya's successors, the important historic city of Damascus was transformed into the capital of an empire that extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus River.
image of Mosque (Damascus)
-Shortly after the demise of the Umayyad dynasty, a distinctly Islamic artistic expression and development of Islamic architecture emerged...
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