Ziyad ibn Ali
Ziyad ibn Ali Sufyan was born in Taif and came of low conditions. It began its ascent as an accountant of the army in the garrison of Basra. After it had ascended under the Kalifat of Ali Ibn Abi Talib to the governor of the province Fars, it carried the Umayyaden out under Muawiya I. first violent resistance and adjusted the fight only 664 .
667 it was already subordinate however set by Muawiya themselves to the governor von Basra as which it the Iranian areas. Ziyad worked satisfactorily as one of the most faithful trailers of the Umayyaden, which strengthened and removed their rule in the Iraq and in Iran. Above all to it the pacification succeeded it subordinated areas as it the party fights and Zwistigkeiten between the Arab trunks suppressed. Also activities of the Shiites in the Iraq were energetically fought.
Because of its successful government Ziyad 671 also the province Kufa was transferred, with which the whole eastern Kalifat was subordinate to him. Now also the Arab troops in Basra and Kufa were reorganized. This made possible the beginning of new campaigns in east Iran. To the safety device of conquests in Chorassan to large number of Arab families from Basra and Kufa were settled.
Ziyad ibn Ali Sufyan died to 23. August 673. He was, beside aluminium-Haddschādsch (694 - 714), a most important governor Iraq as well as one the most important support of the Umayyaden in the east of the Kalifats.
- Gernot Rotter: The Umayyaden and the second civil war. Wiesbaden 1982
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