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Just wanted to start a discussion about the less talked about part of Mukhtar movement ...the rights of ajam the Mawali (converted iranian muslims) How this was a threat to interests of Arab tribal leaders How his movement was a precedent for later movements that took up the cause of nonarab converts like that of harith b suraydj and Abu Muslim khurasani Was this also a factor why Mukhtars reputation is smeared in both Sunni and some Shia sources? I know we have discussed Mukhtar a lot but this aspect of his movement seem to have escaped notice
On 14 Ramadan, 67 AH Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (RA) decided to leave his palace. He said to his companions: ''The siege will weaken us more and more! Let's go out and die martyrs!'' Only seventeen persons obeyed Mukhtar. They went out to fight the big army that surrounded his palace. Mukhtar was sixty-seven years old. He fought bravely and died a martyr for Islam. Mukhtar was an early Shia Islamic revolutionary based in Kufa, Iraq who led an abortive rebellion against the Umayyad Caliphs in vengeance for the death of Husayn ibn ‘Ali at the Battle of Karbala and the expulsion of Ibn Al-Zubayr’s govern
I've recently purchased the Mukhtar narrative which is in Persian but has English subtitles from http://www.ahlulbayt.tv/store. I'm looking forward to watching it. I think it's a fun and interesting way to learn about the stories in Islamic history. Some other DVDs they sell (which can be found on the link above) are: -Imam Ali (as) Film series-this is a 22 part film series about the life of Imam Ali (as), it is in Persian and Arabic and subtitles are in English. -Joseph the Prophet (as) film series-language is in Persian and Arabic and subtitles are in English -Reign of Love-This is a film
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