Azāriqa, a sect representing the extremist wing of the Khārijī movement from the middle to the latter part of the first century of Islam, is named for one of its early leaders, Nāfiʿ Ibn al-Azraq (d. 65/685).
Along with other early Khārijī figures, Ibn al-Azraq is said to have supported and then broken with ʿAbdallāh b. al-Zubayr (c. 2–73/624–92) in the Ḥijāz, returning to Basra with the hope of exploiting the unsettled political situation in the period immediately foll…
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson.
Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_0171>