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Mukhtar and Safyyah

Adopted from the book : "Mukhtar al-Thaqafi" by : "Kamal al-Seyyed"

Safyyah was Mukhtar 's sister. She was the wife of Abdullah bin Umar bin al-Khattab. Abdullah bin Umar bin al-Khattab had good relations with Yazeed bin Mu'awiyah. So, he asked him to release Mukhtar .

Ubaidullah bin Ziyad decided to kill Mukhtar . But Yazeed bin Mu'awiyah sent a man quickly to him. He ordered him to release Mukhtar .

Ubaidullah bin Ziyad read Yazeed bin Mu'awiyah's message. He obeyed him. So, he released Mukhtar . He said to him rudely:

You must leave Kufa within three days. If you don't leave, I'll kill you.

So, Mukhtar headed for Makkah.