Monday, December 12, 2011

Islam in Tunisia "The Ibadhites in Djerba"

The Ibadis are a moderate branch of Khawarrij named after Abdallah Ibn Ibadh (7th century). They are tolerant of other sects of Islam, believing that Muslims who are not of their persuation are not mushrikoun(polytheists), as the extreme kharijites hold.. This means that they reject the notion that those Muslims must be killed for apostasy. Marriage with non-ibdhi is possible, but they are resistant to outside contact. They are found today chiefly in Oman and North Africa.

Fadhloun Mosque Djerba: Typically Ibadhite mosque 14th century