IBN TMART, Muhammad

IBN TMART, Muhammad
(died 1130)
   Islamic REFORMER who opposed literalistic interpretations of the QUR'N and all FORMS of ANTHROPOMORPHISM. He declared himself MAHDI in the Maghreb and with ABD al-MU'MIN led a JIHD against infidels and other MUSLIMS he considered heretical. The dynasty they established lasted for over a hundred years in Spain and the Maghreb.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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