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The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical TraditionHeroes and Villains$
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Hannah-Lena Hagemann

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781474450881

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450881.001.0001

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Historical Setting

Historical Setting

(p.41) Historical Setting
The Kharijites in Early Islamic Historical Tradition

Hannah-Lena Hagemann

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the main actors and events of early Khārijite history from their origins at the Battle of Ṣiffīn in 657 CE until the death of the Umayyad caliph ʿAbd al-Malik in 705 CE. It situates Khārijite history in the broader context of the reign of the last ‘rightly-guided’ caliph, ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, and of early Umayyad rule, including the second civil war (fitna). The chapter gives background information on the main Khārijite factions of this period, the Azāriqa and Najdiyya, and looks at well-known Khārijites like Abū Bilāl Mirdās b. Udayya and Shabīb b. Yazīd. The survey is intended to guide readers as they progress through the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   Khārijite history, Khārijites, Battle of Ṣiffīn, ʿAbd al-Malik, ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, fitna, Azāriqa, Najdiyya, Abū Bilāl, Shabīb b. Yazīd

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