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Mu'awiya b. Abi Sufyan

Muʿāwīya b. Abī Sufyān (Arabic: معاویة بن ابي سفیان) (b. 18 BH/605 - d. 60/680), the first Umayyad caliph who ruled in Damascus after the Peace Treaty of Imam al-Hasan (a).

Mu'awiya b. Abi Sufyan
First Umayyad Caliph
Personal Information
Teknonym Abu 'Abd al-Rahman
Epithet Khal al-Mu'minin
Birth 5 years before Bi'tha/605
Death 60/680
Father Abu Sufyan
Mother Hind bt. 'Utba
Children Yazid
Spouse(s) Maysun
Burial Place Damascus
Rule
Dynasty Umayyad
Reign 41/661-60/680
Contemporary with Imam al-Hasan (a) and Imam al-Husayn (a)
Capital Damascus
Activities Battle of Siffin against Imam 'Ali (a), Peace Treaty with Imam al-Hasan (a)
Remnants Establishing Umayyad cliphate
Predecessor Imam al-Hasan (a)
Successor Yazid

In the conquest of Mecca, he became Muslim and he was among Tulaqa'. He attended the conquering of Syria at