Muawiyah I (Arabic: معاوية ابن أبي سفيانMuʿāwiyah ibn ʾAbī Sufyān; 602 – Aprile 29 or Mey 1, 680) established the Umayyad Dynasty o the caliphate,[1][2] an wis the seicont caliph frae the Umayyad clan, the first bein Uthman ibn Affan.[3]

Muʿāwiyah ibn ʾAbī Sufyān
First Caliph o Umayyads Dynasty
Umayyad Caliph in Damascus
Ring661–680[citation needit]
PredecessorAli ibn Abi-Talib
(As Fowert Caliph)
• Efter Muhammad
SuccessorYazīd ibn Mu‘āwiya ibn Abī Sufyān
(As Seicont Caliph o Umayyad Dynasty)
Born602 CE
Mecca, Arabie[citation needit]
Dee'd22 Rajab[citation needit] 60 AH
Aprile 29 or Mey 1, 680 (aged 77–78)
Damascus, Sirie
BuirialDamascus, Sirie
IssueYazīd ibn Mu‘āwiya (son)
Full name
Muʿāwiyah ibn ʾAbī Sufyān
(معاوية ابن أبي سفيان)
FaitherAbu Sufyan ibn Harb
MitherHind bint Utbah
BritherYazid ibn Abi Sufyan


  1. Press, Oxford University (2010). Caliph and Caliphate Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-980382-8. Retrieved 30 Apryle 2013.
  2. The Umayyad Dynasty at the University 0f Calgary Archived [Date missing] at [Error: unknown archive URL]
  3. Al-Tabari, Muhammad ibn Jarir. The History of the Prophets and Kings (Tarikh al-Rusul wa al-Muluk), Vol. 18 Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu'awiyah 40 A.H., 661 A.D.-60 A.H., 680 A.D. (Michael G. Morony).