UA-35580571-1 2013 October

EP.27–History: Husayn, Ibn al-Zubayr, and the Second Civil War

October 22nd, 2013

This episode highlights another round of internal strife within the early community (680-692). Umayyad rule is challenged from many corners. The grandson of Muhammad, Husayn and a number of his followers are massacred at Karbala, the Kharijites dominate central Arabia, and Abdullah Ibn al-Zubayr establishes himself as a serious alternative to the Umayyads.