Alids sentence example
- Insurrections by adherents of the Alids gave him the opportunity to display his military skill; and when in 870 his stepfather died, by a stroke of luck the fief was given to his father-in-law, who retained Abmad in the lieutenancy, and indeed extended his authority to Alexandria, which had till that time been outside it.
- Aziz attempted without success to enter into friendly relations with the Buyid ruler of Bagdad, A1/4od addaula, who was disposed to favor the Alids, but caused the claim of the Fatimites to descend from Ali to be publicly refuted.
- Never perhaps has the system of undermining authority by continual slandering been applied on such a scale as by the Alids and the Abbasids.
- Suleiman was kind towards the Alids and was visited by several of them, amongst others by Abu Hashim, the son of Mahommed b.
- On the point of gathering the ripe fruit, the Alids were suddenly pushed aside, and the fruit was snatched away by the Abbasids.Advertisement
- But the Alids, though not devoid of personal courage, never excelled in politics or in tactics.
- But now his equals in birth and rank, the Omayyads and the Alids, had been crushed; the principal actors in the great struggle, the leaders of the propaganda and Abu Moslim were out of the way; the caliph stood far above all his subjects; and his only possible antagonists were the members of his own family.
- Da'ud, who, having insinuated himself into the confidence of the caliph, especially by discovering the hiding places of certain Alids, was afterwards (in 778) made prime minister.
- Dreading fresh insurrections of the Alids, Harlan secured the person of another descendant of Ali, Musa b.
- The Alids seized on the elevation of Mamun as a pretext for fresh revolts.Advertisement
- Mecca, Medina and Yemen also were mastered by the Alids, who committed all kinds of atrocities and sacrilege.
- The troops of the Alids were everywhere driven back, and the whole of Irak fell again into the hands of the Abbasids.
- Not unnaturally, the Alids in Medina were indignant at being supplanted by the Abbasids, and Mansur's chief concern was to get Mahommed into his power.