Salih ibnAbd al-Quddus and Bashar ibn Burdas early victims of the Abbasid inquisition
Jamila Damirova

Zindik was closely associated with Manichaeism, which promoted social equality. Therefore, the Abbasid Caliphs persecuted writers and poetswith Manichean worldview. The Abbasid Caliphs paid no attention to zindik and offensive anti-Arab spirit in poetry. The persecution of the followers of Manichaeism was carried out under the banner of religion.

Keywords: zındıq, manichaeism, Abbasid society