Episode 5 (The Rise of the Strongman)

In this episode, we will now turn our attention toward the Hijaz area after the death of the prophet. we will look at a character, who is mired in controversy and is looked upon with scorn by history. This person is Hajjaj Bin Yusuf, who will be the focus of this episode in terms of the story of India, and his rise to prominence in the world of the late 600 CE.

Early coinage from Abd Al-Malik- Umayyad

Further Reading

The History of al-Tabari Vol. 18: Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu’awiyah A.D. 661-680/A.H. 40-60

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