The Abbasid Rap

by Eman

The Abbasids used Khorasan as HQ
You’re probably wondering why so let me tell you
It has vast human resources
Strong knights and fighting forces
Revenues from commerce and cultivation
It was the best geographic location
Khorasan is in the east and very remote
That’s how Abu-Muslim gathered support
The Umayyads expanded without administration
And the Berbers resisted Arabization
Father killed son and mother killed daughter
Until the dynasty ended in slaughter
The Umayyads tempted karma and that’s what they get
And so started the Abbasid caliphate

Word to your mother.