Abd ar-Rahman
Historical Figure
Nationality: Umayyad Caliphate, later Emirate of Cordoba
Date of Birth: 731 CE
Date of Death: 788 CE
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Islam
Occupation: Soldier, Monarch
Spouse: Halul, and others
Children: At least four
House: Umayyad
Political Office(s): Emir of Cordoba
Fictional Appearances:
"Islands in the Sea"
POD: 717 CE
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Political Office(s): Caliph of Islam

Abd ar-Rahman I (Arabic, عبد الرحمن الداخل) aka Abd al-Rahman I, Abderraman I, "Falcon of Andalus" or "Falcon of the Quraish" (731-788) was the founder of the Umayyad Emirate of Cordoba, a Muslim dynasty that ruled the greater part of Iberia (now Spain and Portugal) for nearly three centuries.

Abd ar-Rahman I in "Islands in the Sea"[]

Abd ar-Rahman was the Caliph who sent a delegation in AD 769, to a heathen Bulgar Khan named Telerikh at the latter's request. The four emissaries were led by Jalal ad-Din and included Da'ud ibn Zubayr, a military officer, and Malik ibn Anas and Salman al-Tabari, the two guards and aides. The purpose was to attempt to convert Telerikh and his people to Islam.

Royal offices
Preceded by
Yusuf ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Fihri
as Governor of Al-Andalus
Emir of Cordoba
Succeeded by
Hisham I
Religious titles
(Fictional Work)
Preceded by
Last known is Suleiman ibn Abd al-Malik
Caliph of Islam
("Islands in the Sea")

Mid 8th century
Succeeded by
Incumbent at story's end, 769