Yes, without flaw, My Lord. What are you two talking about? Abu Muslim found some of the missing Ummayyad money. Come, Abu Muslim. This is your letter of appointment as a ruler over Khorasan and its outskirts. Have them prepare my convoy. – Will you leave now? – Yes. – Why not wait till morning? – Have them prepare it. If you’re leaving, I will leave this palace with you, before Abu Muslim kicks me out. How long will the animosity between you last? – He started it. – Me? Ask for Suleiman’s forgiveness, Abu Muslim. He’s the sheikh of our missionaries. He’ll be powerful under Abbasid rule. I will on one condition, My Lord. What is it? If he accepts to be my guest for three days. I accept your invitation, Abu Muslim. The convoy is ready, My Lord. – May God protect you. – May God be with you. Come, Abu Muslim. Listen, Abu Muslim. Suleiman bin Katheer is the sheikh of our chieftains, I don’t need to remind you to treat him well. You’re not the Emir of the Believers nor are you suitable for the Caliphate, if you don’t order him killed. Praise be to God. Did you not order him to kill Abu Salama, and he did? Is he not who destroyed the Ummayyads with his spear? My Lord, I say… I saw that he has soldiers who do not disobey him even if they’re ordered to kill the Caliph. Abu Jaafar, I will not. I will not! His entourage is only made up of Khorasan slaves. No Arabs. Peace be upon the Emir of the Believers Peace and blessing be upon you. This is a letter from the prefect of Damascus, Abdullah bin Ali, in which he says that the people of Qinnasrin have exchanged letters with the people of Homs, have gathered and agreed on an Ummayyad, a descendant of Muawiyah, and have pledge allegiance to him as the Caliph. What’s his name? Abu Mohammad bin Abdullah bin Yazeed bin Muawiyah. Send Abu Al-Ward to my uncle Abdullah with 500 cavalrymen of his people. Also, send him… Hamid bin Quhtubah with 500 cavalrymen. I will. What’s wrong, uncle? Speak.
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the people of Homs, have gathered and agreed on an Ummayyad, a descendant of Muawiyah, and have pledge allegiance to him as the Caliph. What’s his name? Abu Mohammad bin Abdullah bin Yazeed bin Muawiyah. Send Abu Al-Ward to my uncle Abdullah with 500 cavalrymen of his people. Also, send him… Hamid bin Quhtubah with 500 cavalrymen. I will. What’s wrong, uncle? Speak. My Lord, Ibrahim has come with some of his cousins to thank you for pardoning them. Ibrahim? Who’s Ibrahim? Ibrahim bin Suleiman bin Abdul Malik You pardoned the son of Suleiman Ibn Abdul Malik? – Abu Jaafar he’s… – Silence, uncle! I know he’s your friend. Have you really pardoned him, My Lord? – Yes, I have pardoned him. – But they… afflicted us with cruel suffering. And now you pardon them? Give the Ummayyads permission to enter, uncle. Before you grant them permission, grant me permission to leave, My Lord. – Are you ok? – I don’t want to see anyone. Leave now, Arwa. Close the door behind you. Go! Praise be to God for granting me victory over Marwan bin Mohammad, and made me victorious over him. And I avenged my brother Ibrahim from him and his people before I died. May you live a long life, My Lord. God has rewarded you greatly, My Lord. Your rule, My Lord, spreads from the far east in Kashgar, to the far Sous on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. And from the shores of the Caspian Sea to the edge of the Nubia. In addition, My Lord, you rule over 14 regions. Praise be to God. Are you still mad at me? I’m just surprised. Surprised. Why did you chide me and ask me to leave? Though I was your companion on this thorny road. Or, now that you’ve reached power, you forget who always stood behind you? I could forget the whole world and never forget you, Arwa. But, Ibn Al-Abbas, has turned into a different person. Can you believe that he has pardoned some Ummayyads? Is that possible? He has. I’ve decided to close my eyes and ears for now, until God might accomplish a thing which He willed to be done. Good thinking. The Emir of the Believers has arrived. May God bless what we rule, nephews. We bested him, Abu Jaafar. God granted us victory over him, Thanks to you for going out that night. I seek refuge with God, Emir of the Believers it’s thanks to God’s grace for us all. But, the Ummayyads have not fallen yet. – You mean in Wasit? – And in Basra too. – Basra is linked to Wasit. – True. A letter from its Ruler, from the era of the Ummayyads, to my messenger and Ruler there, Sufyan Al-Muhallabi, said he was not going to leave. He asked for a truce until he saw what Ibn Hubayrah would do. If he leaves Wasit or is killed, he will no longer be the ruler of Basra. We are back to Wasit and Ibn Hubayrah. That wretch had made Wasit – quite the stronghold. – What do you think of our commander, Al-Hasan Ibn Quhtubah’s suggestion, about reconciling and building rapport with him? We will fool him. No, Emir of the Believers. No. We reconcile with him. We reconcile with him and support the corners of our rule with his tribal influence. And, we make his Syrian soldiers our soldiers. And, there is no harm, Emir of the Believers, in assigning him the responsibility for some matters at court. As you wish, brother. I’ll write to Ibn Quhtubah to tell him you’ll command our army here. Then, we go with God’s blessings. Go, with God’s blessings. – What about you? – I… Like this place. I think I will set up the Caliphate here. What say you, uncle? Order that matters of the court will be dealt with in this palace. Excuse me, Emir of the Believers. Well done, Ibn Quhtubah, on reconciling with the people of Wasit after besieging them. Their siege went on for too long. This is a letter from the Caliph to you in which he orders you to obey me. – What say you? – What are your orders, My Lord? I am leaning toward reconciling with Ibn Hubayrah but…under conditions and stipulations I set myself. How so? I want him to agree to my conditions for peace with him. When a weak man agrees to peace with a strong man becomes a surrender.
Like peace between a fox and a chicken. Tell me, how did the Yemenis and Qaisis agree in Ibn Hubayrah’s army? He does not differentiate between them.