EP.28–History: The Dome of the Rock and the Solidification of Muslim Identity in the Near East

November 11th, 2013

The period in which Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ruled the early Arab empire (685-705) was an important moment in the cementing of a unique Muslim identity. Among the many significant actions taken at this time was the establishment of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. 


Sources and Additional Readings:

The History of al-Tabari
The First Dynasty of Islam       by G.R. Hawting
The Venture of Islam         by Marshall G.S. Hodgson
The Early Islamic Conquests       by  Fred M. Donner
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