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Abū Ḥamza al-Khārijī
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Abū Ḥamza al-Khārijī, al-Mukhtār b. ʿAwf al-Azdī (d. 130/748), was one of the military commanders of the Ibāḍiyya sect of the Khārijīs, who seized both Mecca and Medina for a period of time. Abū Ḥamza was born into the family of the Banū Salīma (or Sulayma), a branch of the Azd tribe, and so was called al-Salīmī (or al-Sulaymī), on account of the name of the ancestor of this branch, Salīma (sometimes read as Sulayma) b. Mālik (Ibn al-Kalbī, 2/488; al-Ṭabarī, 7/348; al-Azdī, 111; Ibn al-Athīr, 2/13…

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Kazem Beigi, Muhammad Ali and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Abū Ḥamza al-Khārijī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0143>
First published online: 2015

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