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the "peoples of the Book" were more favored under Islamic rule than other non-Muslims.
Christians and jews
one of the Abbasid's first acts was the transfer of the muslim capital from were to were
Damascus to Baghdad
a major disagreement arose between shi'ite and sunni muslims over the question of
which caliphs held rightful authority
resentment against Umayyad rule grew because
non-arab muslims didn't like the way local administrators favored arabs.
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