Al-Hanafiya, the son of Ali, and Abdallah b.
Decisive is also the testimony of Ibn al-Hanafiya, who declared that all the accusations brought by the Medinians were false.
He claimed that he was commissioned by Ali's son, Mahommed ibn al-Hanafiya, who after the death of Hosain was recognized by the Shiites as their Mandi.
Afterwards Ibn al-Hanafiya seems to have acknowledged him distinctly as his vicegerent.
Al-Hanafiya, Mandi of the Shiites; and that of the Kharijites, who were at that time under the command of Najda b.
Al Hanafiya, who after his father's death had become the secret Imam (head) of the Shiites.
Al-Hanafiya, preached the equality of all Moslems, Arabs or non-Arabs, and taught that the same divine spirit that had animated the Prophet, incorporated itself again in his heirs (see Sui ` Ites).