Hamdan Qaramat Bin Al Ashash
The founder of the Karamatian sect.
His nickname karamitia meant, 'man with fiery eyes'. He built near Kufa an official residence called Dar al Hijra, place of refuge. This became his centre where his followers settled.
Later he went to Syria where he died.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin