Founding of Kharijites Sect

Abd ibn Wahb al-Rasibi founded the Islamic sect Kharijites which separated during the first Islamic civil war in 657 in Saudi Arabia. Members believed in the absolute authority of the Qur’an, forbade luxuries including games and music, and viewed that the presence of sinners put all believers at risk of damnation, and hence held it necessary to exclude and punish grave sinners. The Kharijites believe they are the true form of Islam and justified attacking attacking outsider Muslims.

Date:
      657 CE
Name(s):
      Abd ibn Wahb al-Rasibi
Location:
      Saudi Arabia

Additional Information:

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