Al-Ma'mun  

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Abū Jaʿfar Abdullāh al-Maʾmūn ibn Hārūn al-Rashīd (September 786 – 9 August 833) was the seventh Abbasid caliph, who reigned from 813 until his death in 833. He succeeded his brother al-Amin after a civil war, and was also known for his role in the Mu'tazilism controversy, and the resumption of large-scale warfare with the Byzantine Empire.


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