Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik

Sulayman bin Abd al-Malik
سلیمان بن عبدالملك بن مروان
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Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate
Reign23 February 715 – 22 September 717
PredecessorAl-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik
SuccessorUmar ibn Abd al-Aziz
Born674
Died21 September 717 (aged 43)
Full name
Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik
HouseBanu Abd Shams
DynastyUmayyad
FatherAbd al-Malik ibn Marwan
MotherWalida bint Al-Abbas[1]

Sulayman bin Abd al-Malik (Arabic: سليمان بن عبد الملك‎) (c. 674 – 22 September 717) was an Umayyad caliph who ruled from 715 until 717. His father was Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, and he was a younger brother of the previous caliph, al-Walid I.

Early years

Under the rule of his brother al-Walid he had been the governor of Palestine.[2] In the tribal politics of the Near East at that time (the Qays-Yaman conflict) he allied himself to the Yamanis. When Yazid ibn al-Muhallab escaped from al-Hajjaj, he made his way to Sulayman in Palestine. Sulayman granted him refuge. Al-Hajjaj pressed al-Walid about this and the caliph commanded Sulayman to send him Yazid in chains. Sulayman had his own son chained to Yazid approach al-Walid and present Sulayman's forcefully written letter insisting on sanctuary for Yazid. Al-Walid accepted this and so informed al-Hajjaj.

Other Languages
čeština: Sulajmán
español: Suleimán I
galego: Suleiman
Bahasa Indonesia: Sulaiman bin Abdul-Malik
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Sulejman ibn Abd al-Malik