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Ḥamza b. Ādharak al-Khārijī 
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Ḥamza b. Ādharak al-Khārijī (d. 206/821 or 213/828), also known as Ḥamza al-Shārī, was one of the leaders of the Khārijī rebellion in Sīstān and established the Ḥamziyya branch of the Khārijī movement. He united the various Khārijī groups in eastern Iran under a single banner and killed several ʿAbbāsid officials, disrupting the flow of tax from the region to the ʿAbbāsid treasury.

Al-Jāḥiẓ gives Ḥamza’s name as Abū Khuzayma (4/24). Ḥamza was the son of a farmer whose name is recorded in various sources as either Atarak, Ak…

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Abdolhamid Moradi and Translated by M.A.H. Parsa, “Ḥamza b. Ādharak al-Khārijī ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067316>
First published online: 2022

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