MokhtarNameh Epic Story
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When yazid I took power in 683, some Muslims were dissatisfied with their government, and the hereditary succession of men they saw as usurpers of rights and oppressice ruler. Yazid's evil charasteristics were unknown to many untill he martyred the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Husayn son Ali in the Battle of Karbala. It was a Battle between 30 thousand soldiers of Yazid and only 72 Soldiers of Husayn who was emigrating with his family and companions from Hejjaz (Saudi Arabia) to Kufa (Iraq).
At the time the Battle of Karbala took place Mokhtar was prisoned in Kufa. After he came out, he found about what happened in Karbala and set out to avenge the death of Husayn ibn Ali.
Mokhtar's rebellion broke out in 686 CE and it was supported by the faction of Muslims especially iranian Muslims who travelled from Iran to join his cause. One of his main companion and supporters was an iranian princess called Kian.The majority of the belief according to the records was that Al-Mukhtar's struggle was not a revolution for power rather it was to avenge the oppression and killing of the House hold of Muhammad. Mokhtar caught many of the men that killed Husayn ibn Ali and his companions in the Battle of Karbala
The grave of al-Mukhtar can be found within Mosque of Kufa in present day Iraq.
Director: Dawood Mirbagheri
Producer: Mahmoud Fallah
The series has 100% English susbtitles.
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