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Aqil

(astronomy)
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His first step was to behead Mukhtar al Thaqafi and torture Hani Ibn Urwah with whom Muslim Ibn Aqil (RA) held secret meeting about Kofayids.
After Ibn Aqil, this explanation was widely and generally accepted, and scholars, both Muslims and others, cite it with no apparent second thoughts.(123) In view of the late appearance of this explanation and of its flimsy basis, such general credulity is remarkable.
But it is more likely that he did not, and that Ibn Aqil himself read this intention into Ibn al-Rawandi's title, in order to emphasize Ibn al-Rawandi's malevolence.(127)