Tawwabin Uprising: The Emergence, Development and Influence on the Arab World

Ahmad Lamei Giv, Leyla Falsafi


Ashura uprising is an unparalleled scene in history as it portrays a peak in the history of oppression. Ashura reflects the betrayal and the failure of a number of elites who could cut ruthless hands of the government and prevent Ahlul Bayt to be persecuted with timely and appropriate use of opportunities. Quick result Imam Hussein’s uprising in the political arena was uprisings, popular movements and several revolts in Muslim cities, which completely transformed the caliphate system. Tawwabin movement that the uprising was modeled after Karbala was carried out to avenge the blood of Imam Hussein (AS) for freedom of guilty conscience. Although it resulted in failure in terms of military dimensions, it had considerable consequences on the Muslim community and represents holiness, purity and depth of the beliefs that motivate it. Titled as “Tawwabin Uprising: The Emergence, Development and Influence on the Arab World,” this research will find what are the reasons for calling the uprising as Tawwabin? Did it result in important achievement? Using a descriptive and analytical approach, it tries to describe factors and roots of its emergence, objectives of the movement and the impact it had on the Muslim community despite the failure of the uprising.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p439

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