Sufri

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The Sufris (Arabic: الصفريةaṣ-Ṣufriyya) were a Khariji sect of Islam that existed in the 7th and 8th centuries. They established the Midrarid state at Sijilmassa.

In Algeria (Tlemcen), the Banu Ifran[1] were Sufri Berbers who opposed Umayyad, Abbasids and Fatimid rule, most notably under resistance movements led by Abu Qurra and Abu Yazid.[2][3]

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The Kharijites split into the Sufriyya/Saffriyah (al-Tabari vol.39 p. 217), Azarika, Bayhasiyya, Nadjadat, and Ibadiyya groups. The Kharijites are almost extinct today. Surviving ones are in Oman, Zanzibar, north and east Africa. Many of the Kharijites are the more moderate Ibadites, who do not believe in assassination.