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Martyrs of Nagran

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Feastday: October 24

Also called the martyrs of Najran, a large group of Christian martyrs, possibly as many as 340, who suffered at Nagran, in south­western Arabia. Abdullah ibn Kaab, also called Aretas, was the leader of the martyrs and the chief of the Beni Harith. He and his companions were slain by Dhu Nowas, or Dunaan, a Jew who commanded heathen Jews and Arabs. A woman and her small children were among the victims. The martyrdom is recorded in the Koran.

 

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