Carmathians

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Carmathians:

see KarmathiansKarmathians
or Carmathians
, a Muslim sect of the 9th and 10th cent., similar to the Assassin sect. They were part of a movement for social reform that spread widely through Islam from the 9th to the 12th cent.
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After capturing Basra, the Qarmatians loot it and then left.
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The last "socialist" movement Jawzi discusses is the Qarmatians. He describes its growth and expansion, and how it shook the caliphate to its foundation.
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