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, name given to a group of Muslim dissenters in the Sawād of lower ʿIrāḳ, associated with the Ḳarmaṭians. A certain Abū Ḥātim, about 295/907-8, is said to have forbidden them garlic, leeks, and turnips, as well as the slaughtering of animals, and to have abolished religious observances. They rose in the area of Kūfa and Wāsiṭ under several leaders, notably Masʿūd b. Ḥurayt̲h̲ and ʿĪsā b. Mūsā nephew of ʿAbdān, at the time of Abū Ṭāhir’s Euphrates expedition in 316/928-9. Their white banners bore…

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Hodgson, M.G.S., “Baḳliyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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