Abouzar Ghaffari (?-670 AD) اباذز غفاری

Abouzar was the leader of the Ghofar tribe. They were a tribe making their living mostly looting the silk road trade.  They were part of the Persian Empire under the Sassanid dynasty. The tribe was located where today Iraq and Syria have their border.   Because he led this tribe, therefore he was instrumental in the crimes this tribe committed.  Abouzar becomes enamored by the similar methods Muhammad the Arab, committed his crimes. He therefore decides to join this criminal and becomes the third person to convert to Islam. By this act he turns his back to the Persian deed and becomes a disciple of the leader of the most heinous ideology in the world. After Muhammad’s death he and his ilk flee to Iran, the same country he turned his back to, but is welcomed. They set their abode in Kashan.

Abouzar’s life in Parsi: Abouzar_life_in_Farsi

Abouzar’s life in English: Abouzar_Ghaffari_English


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