"Baghdad, the Gold Palace, 157 Hijri." "Humaima, Jordan, 95 Hijri." In the Name of God. In the Name of God, just as God willed. - Look, Father, look. - Just as God willed. Have you chosen a name or a nickname for him? Not yet, Father. - You choose for him. - I will. Abdullah, after my father, Abdullah bin Al-Abbas. The Scholar of Islam and interpreter of the Quran. And I shall call him Abu Jaafar. Abu Jaafar. Good, good. Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Ali Bin Abdullah bin Al-Abbas. Let me recite the call to prayer in his ear. God is Greatest, God is Greatest. God is Greatest, God is Greatest. I acknowledge that there's no god but the One God.
Abu Jafir Al-Mansur Episode 1
We don’t know whether he’s dead or alive. Then my other son. But he’s still too young, Your Majesty. A Caliph’s good name lives on by choosing a good man as his successor. You’re making this so hard for me, Rajaa. Who do you think it should be? It’s your call, Your Majesty. What do you think about Omar bin Abdul Aziz? I know him to be a decent, generous man and a devout Muslim. He’s also a pious Imam who knows the Quran by heart. He’s also knowledgeable about the Prophet’s Tradition and a man of high esteem.
A pious, God-fearing man. His good reputation and his fair judgment take after his maternal grandfather, Omar. And in asceticism, he takes after Al-Hassan Al-Basri. And in knowledge, he takes after Al-Zuhri. My brother Maslamah was right when he said: It’s with Rajaa bin Haywa and his likes that we achieve victory. But if I named his as my successor and didn’t name any of Abdul Malik’s sons as successor, that would spark an unrest. They wouldn’t allow him… to rule over them… unless I name one of them as successor after him. Then choose Yazeed bin Abdul Malik as his successor. That should make them happy as they would accept him. Write this down, Rajaa. In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. <i>In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.</i> <i>This is a decree by the servant of God Suleiman,</i> <i>the Emir of the Believers.</i> I acknowledge that there’s no god but the One God. And I acknowledge that Muhammad is the Messenger of God. Your Majesty? Verily, we belong to God and to Him we shall return. Verily, we belong to God and to Him we shall return. There’s no power except with God’s help. May God bless your soul, Suleiman. You started your reign by holding prayer, and ended it by naming Omar as your successor. May God bless your soul. There’s no power except with God’s help. Abu Qutada. I was on friendly terms with Suleiman, and he was good to me. I’m afraid he had trusted me with some of these duties. I beg you to tell me if that was the case so I could ask him to exempt me. No. Not a word. Stay away from me, Omar. Stay away from you? Hello, Rajaa, my good old friend. Rajaa, you and I go back a long time. And I have gratitude, so tell me, was I named successor? If I was, then I knew it, and it was someone else, then say it, as no one is more entitled to it than I am, so tell me. I promise your name will be kept out of it. And I will always remember it for you, Rajaa. No, I won’t tell you a word of what the Emir of the Believers confided to me. It’s like I’m not his friend, this Rajaa. Who was chosen over me? Do you accept this decree? Do you accept the decree of the Emir Suleiman bin Abdul Malik? I do. I do. I do. I do. – I do. – I do. Now that you’ve accepted it, go to see the Emir. He has passed away. Pray for his soul. There’s no power except with God’s help. There’s no power except with God’s help. There’s no power except with God’s help. <i>In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.</i> <i>This is a decree by the servant of God, Suleiman,</i> <i>the Emir of the Believers,</i> <i>to Omar bin Abdul Aziz.</i> <i>I have named him as my successor.</i> We won’t accept that. It should be one of Abdul Malik’s son. Hisham! I swear I’d have you beheaded. Have you forgotten that you accepted this decree? As did everyone present before it was opened? <i>This is a decree by the servant of God, Suleiman,</i> <i>the Emir of the Believers, </i> <i>to Omar bin Abdul Aziz.</i> <i>I have named him as my successor.</i> <i>And after him, Yazeed bin Abdul Malik.</i> <i>So listen to him and obey him.</i> <i>Keep the fear of God before your eyes and don’t succumb to conflict,</i> <i>lest you become easy targets.</i> <i>Peace be upon you.</i> You did it, Rajaa! You did it! People are waiting for you, Your Majesty. May God help me! Verily, we belong to God and to Him we shall return. People. This was imposed on me without asking my opinion. And I’ve never asked for it, publicly or in private.