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The Nukkari (also Nakkari or Nakkariyah; in Latin sources named Canarii) are one of the main branches of the North African Ibadi, founded in 784 by Abu Qudama Yazid ben Fendin al-Ifreni.[1] Led by Abu Yazid al-Nukkari, they revolted against the ruling Fatimids in Ifriqiya (today's Tunisia and eastern Algeria), conquering Kairouan in 944 and laying siege to Sousse, but were ultimately defeated in 947.[2] Remnants of the Nukkari are thought to have survived on the island of Djerba.[1]


  1. ^ a b E. van Donzel, ed. (1994). Islamic Desk Reference. Brill Publishers. p. 323. ISBN 90-04-09738-4. 
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