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'Umar b. 'Abd al-'Aziz

ʿUmar b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Marwān (Arabic: عُمَر بن عَبدالعَزیز بن مَروان) (b. 63/683 - d. 101/720) was the eighth Umayyad caliph who reigned from 99/718 to 101/720. His adopted a different administrative approach from that of other Umayyad caliphs. Thus, in certain hadiths from Imams of the Shia, he is held in high regard, although he is said in a hadith to be cursed in the skies because of occupying a position that was the right of Imams of the Shia.

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'Umar b. 'Abd al-'Aziz
Eighth Umayyad caliph
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'Umar b. 'Abd al-'Aziz's tomb in Maarat al-Numaan
Personal Information
Name 'Umar b. 'Abd al-'Aziz b. Marwan b. al-Hakam
Teknonym Abu Fahs
Birth 63-683
Death 101-720
Father Abd al-'Aziz b. Marwan b. al-Hakam
Mother Umm 'Asim, the daughter of 'Asim b. 'Umar b. Khattab
Religion Islam
Burial Place Church of Saint Simeon Stylites, Homs, Syria
Rule
Dynasty Umayyad
Reign 99-101/718-720
Contemporary with Imam al-Baqir (a)
Capital Syria