Talk:Umar II

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uring the reign of Caliph Umar II there was a massive land and sea assault by the Caliphate upon the Byzantine Capitol city of Constantinople, led by his brother Maslama. Almost the entire force of men and ships was lost, which totalled somewhere to almost 200,000 men and 2,000 ships. I'm going to put in a link to the Second Arab siege of Constantinople in this article because if it had succeeded, then the Byzantine Empire probably would have crumbled and the Islamic Caliphate would have expanded into the Balkans and Europe 800 years earlier than it did.


I've removed this from Rashidun, please add it where apprpriate here.Bless sins 01:01, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Umar bin Abdul Aziz (Umar ІІ), who was one of the Ummayyad caliphs, is sometimes regarded as one of the Rashidun. This is mostly due to his sheer strict-but-just conduct and peace during his reign that resemebled his grandfather, the second caliph. Muslim tradition recounts many anecdotes of him passed through generations portraying him as a righteous caliph. In one tradition he is ntoed as the The Hezekiah of the Umayyads. --Elected??

Whos says he was elected? His blood made him caliph not the people. This is totally incorrect and what does it mean he was not a hereditary successor? so was the last Umayyid caliph..i'm removing this statement —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:53, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the proposal was move per request as the more common name.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 09:52, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Umar ibn AbdulAzizUmar II – or Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz. The first is by far the more commonly used name, while the second is also often found. The form "Umar ibn AbdulAziz" or even "Umar ibn Abdulaziz" is definitively rare by comparison. Constantine 17:48, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Just in order to clearly register my own preference, I prefer Umar II. Constantine 21:19, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Support I prefer Umar II, but wouldn't object to Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz. --Al Ameer son (talk) 19:02, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - agree also with opting for Umar II.Aldux (talk) 22:43, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Treatment of Jews and Christians[edit]

To my knowledge, this Caliph forced Jews to wear discriminatory signs in public. His treatments of Christians was similar - one of the reasons for the many conversions which he address in the taxes. Why does it not appear in the article? -- Zz (talk) 13:22, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Do you have any reliable, scholarly sources that back those claims? Most sources describe the caliph as particularly tolerant. Also, this article isn't exactly high-quality, needs a lot of improvement. --Al Ameer son (talk) 19:15, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
No, I do not have them. I bet I could find them, but what I actually wanted to do is stir up a discussion for a general improvement of the article. If you have a bite, I will be glad. -- Zz (talk) 19:31, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
Zickzack is right and the entry is deficient in this point. If Umar II has a reputation among Muslims for tolerance that has to do with his irenic approach to Shia and stopping the cursing of Ali in the prayer. Against dhimmi he is known as the first khalif to put their discrimination into formal law thus heightening the pressure against them... Kipala (talk) 08:54, 20 September 2013 (UTC)


His name was Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz not Umar II...he was a grandson of Umar ibn al-Khattab but he was an Umayyad and should be considered as an fact he was the first ruler among the Umayyad's with the name Umar therefore he should be just known by his name182.182.55.56 (talk) 14:25, 11 November 2013 (UTC)