Today in North African history: the Battle of Fakhkh (786)

Allow me to introduce a word that may be unfamiliar to some of you: Alid. In Middle Eastern studies, “Alid” refers to descendants of Ali, so it’s related to Shiʿism (which comes from shiʿat ʿAli, or “the partisans of Ali”) though clearly not synonymous with that term. Where the two terms can overlap and become confusing is in discussing early movements in support of Ali’s family.

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One thought on “Today in North African history: the Battle of Fakhkh (786)

  1. Thanks for this. I’m rather fond of Lixus, on the Atlantic Coast, so I think that history is much richer and more deeply rooted in the West than people commonly realize.

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