No immigrant attained the appreciation and immortality in the memory of Andalusian history what Abdul Rahman bin Muawiyah achieved, for he was singled out in the name of the interior among the thousands of Arab immigrants who were thrown by the hand of time and the passing of days to the Green Island, as if he was the only entry among them to a land that was not his birthplace, nor the first A land whose skin touched its soil, but his entry to it was a penetration into the depths of history, and a journey that is still going on between the days of the days.
It is true that he was one of the few who escaped the sword that roamed the submissive necks after time seized their king, and glowed for them through the ashes, a burning fire that came on the 91 Umayyad years, 14 caliphs were organized, including 10 from Bani Al-Hakam bin Abi Al-Aas bin Umayya bin Abd Shams, starting with Marwan bin Al-Hakam, and ending with Marwan bin Muhammad, known as Marwan Al-Hamar bin Muhammad, and among the Marwanites, an Umayyad story that did not get enough luck from the flowing ink of history.
The grandiose escape parade.. an escape from Damascus
The son of Muawiyah was the strongest, a blunt force in defending speeches, confronting the sudden collapse, and striving to restore the lost king. The “lavish” procession that Abd al-Rahman set out from Damascus stricken with the blood of the Umayyads to Andalusia was a synthesis embroidered with hopes and fears, and there were only two wild horses on board, a fugitive prince and a loyal boy, and a soul yearning for glory, and a little extra that could not be matched by the increased ambition that he carries. A sensitive young man with many feathers still on his shoulders from his eighteenth year, no more.
The small procession went out, leaving behind a young wife and a very young son, at the age of dreams and the innocence of the breeze, and his brother Al-Waleed bin Muawiyah went out with him, and they crossed the river swimming, and there was no distance between its two shores more than between life and death, between the eyes of a man pursued by his enemies, and looking towards a king looms behind the hills.
Al-Walid became tired of the movement of his arms, and the soldiers of Banu al-Abbas threw at him a rope weak of false hope and false promise, and he returned to them, and as soon as he stood in their hands until they gave him a blow, Hussam left, so he left the world when he was thirteen years old and no more.
This swimmer, who returned to his death, was only one of hundreds of Umayyads who were killed by the Abbasids with strange brutality, and they were incited by media trumpets from poets and artists of the Abbasid era.
The horns of the instigators.. between Bani al-Abbas and Bani Umayyah
The history books tell us how these instigators returned to the cruelty of Banu al-Abbas, after some of them had almost softened to their Umayyad cousins, after they had become a bird with a feathered wing that could neither fly nor coo.
Among those painful stories is that Abu al-Abbas was in some days sitting in the caliphate council with him Suleiman bin Hisham bin Abdul Malik, and he honored him and simplified with him until a poet named Sadeef entered upon him, and he sang to him:
Do not be deceived by what you see of men..below the ribs is a rabid disease
Put the sword and raise the whip so that you don’t see Umayyad on her back
The blood of resentment rose up in the blood of the thug, and he ordered his guest, Solomon, to be cut off and beheaded, in a scene that was repeated more than once in the passage of rulers to the thrones of power on the waves of blood and the paddles of spears.
And another story tells that a poet from the loyalists of Banu al-Abbas entered one of his masters (Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin al-Abbas), and he had a large delegation from Banu Umayyah, while they were sitting at a meal of hospitality, and he recited a poem, in which he said:
The king became stable.. with Bhalil from Bani Al-Abbas
They asked for the tendon of Hashem and healed it.. after a mile of time and despair
Do not make Abd Shams a slanderer.. and cut off every groin and seedlings.
So Abdullah ordered them to be deliberately beaten until they were killed, and he spread the prayers on them, and he ate food on her while he heard the moaning of some of them until they all died..or so it is narrated in the narrations and books of old news.
The dead did not escape from this revenge, the transfer of the son of many at the beginning and the end, that Prince Abbasi Abdullah bin Ali of what Damascus entered the “digging up the graves of the Umayyad did not find in the tomb of Sid only strands black such as aerosols, and dug up the grave of Abdul Malik bin Marwan and found a skull, and was There is in the member after member of the grave, but Hisham bin Abdul Malik, he found it was not true Weibel it is Arnaba nose, which struck him with whips dead, crucifixion days, and then burned it with fire, and rang his ashes. “
As for Abd al-Rahman ibn Muawiyah, the grandson of Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, his brother’s blood – which flowed like the Euphrates waterfalls – increased determination, determination, and certainty that he had no choice but to move forward towards the unknown, which will unfold with time about a great king and an Umayyad state on the shores of the Mediterranean.
The flight of escape, and the quest to establish the king, lasted six years, during which the man moved between tribes, metropolises, and multiple cities, and he was wanted for himself, searching for his head, and the eyes of Banu al-Abbas monitored him as he headed.