Abū Yazīd al-Nukkārī
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Abū Yazīd al-Nukkārī, Makhlad b. Kaydād (d. 336/947), was the leader of the Nukkārī Ibāḍī rebellion against the Fāṭimids in Ifrīqiya (now mostly comprising modern Tunisia). Most historians say that he belonged to the Banū Īfran tribe, which was an offshoot of the Zanāta federation of Berbers (al-Masʿūdī, 334; Ibn al-Abbār, 1/290; Ibn Khaldūn, 7(1)/22). However, according to al-Darjīnī (1/97), he belonged to the Banū Kandil tribe which was based in Taṭāwīn (Tataouine). Abū Yazīd was born in Tādimik…

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Ishkevari, Hasan YusoFI and Negahban, Farzin, “Abū Yazīd al-Nukkārī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0234>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912



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