Nukkari

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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 ibn Fandin al-Ifrani.[1][2] 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.[3] Remnants of the Nukkari are thought to have survived on the island of Djerba.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Josef van Ess, Theology and Society in the Second and Third Centuries of the Hijra., pg. 229. Brill Publishers. ISBN 9789004342026
  2. ^ a b E. van Donzel, ed. (1994). Islamic Desk Reference. Brill Publishers. p. 323. ISBN 90-04-09738-4.
  3. ^ http://www.ismaili.net/histoire/history05/history527.html

[1]

  1. ^ E. van Donzel, ed. (1994). Islamic Desk Reference. Brill Publishers. p. 229. ISBN 90-04-09738-4.