Posted on 06/08/2012 by __socrates

MU’AWIYAH معاوية
The sixth Khalifah, anti the founder of the Umaiyah dynasty (the Ommiades) He was the son of Abu Sufyan, one of the leading Companions of Muhammad, and became Khalifah on the death of al-Hasan, and is regarded with great hatred by the Shi’ahs. He died A.H. 60. He was the first Khalifah who made the Khali-fate hereditary.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam