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Abū Fudayk
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Abū Fudayk, ʿAbd Allāh b. Thawr b. Salama (d. 73/692) was one of the leaders of the Najadāt Khārijīs (seceders).

He was from the Banū Qays b. Thaʿlaba, a branch of the larger tribe of Bakr b. Wāʾil (al-Ṭabarī, 6/174), a considerable number of whom had strong Khārijī tendencies. He grew up in the Khārijī circles of Baṣra and accompanied their leaders to Mecca in 64/683–684 when they went to help ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Zubayr (al-Ṭabarī, 5/566; cf. al-Mubarrad, 7/240). After the Khārijīs separated from Ibn al-Zubayr, and w…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Fudayk”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0134>
First published online: 2015

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