Posted by: uniqinc | February 29, 2012

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An interesting incident in history…

After the killing of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radhi’Allahu `anhu), there was a crackdown on the khawarij and one man in particular named ‘Imran ibn Hattan was being chased. He had escaped from the ruler ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (some say Hajjaj ibn Yusuf) and was being sought out in the land in order to be punished – as he was a khariji who saw the killing of ‘Ali (radhi’Allahu `anhu) to be legitimate. Now ‘Imran, despite his views, was well-versed in poetry and knowledgeable of the Arab tribes and lineages, and one of the reasons he was able to evade capture for so long was that whenever he approached a certain tribe, he would immediately ascribe to a near kindred of theirs, or ascribe to a near clan of theirs. Due to the great number of subclans and branches within a tribe, no-one…

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