Al-Khirrit b. Rashid al-Naji
|Al-Khirrit b. Rashid al-Naji|
|Place(s) of Residence||Fars|
|Cause of Death/Martyrdom||Killed by Nu'man b. Sahban|
|Known for||Revolt against Imam Ali (a), Converting to Christianity|
|Notable Roles||Governor of a part of Fars|
|Other Activities||Participating in Battles of Ridda, in the army of Talha and al-Zubayr|
Al-Khirrīt b. Rāshid al-Nājī (Arabic: الخِرّیت بن راشد الناجی) was one of the Sahaba and Khawarij. He played an effective role in the Battles of Ridda (or apostasy) in the period of Abu Bakr b. Abi Quhafa's caliphate. And in the period of 'Uthman b. 'Affan, he was appointed as the ruler of an area in Fars. In the Battle of Jamal, he took the side of Talha b. 'Ubayd Allah and al-Zubayr b. 'Awwam. After the Battle of Siffin, Khirrit led oppositions and revolts against Imam 'Ali (a) and converted to Christianity. He was finally killed after several confrontations with Imam 'Ali's (a) envoy.
There is little information in sources about Khirrit's life. His name is sometimes distorted as Hārith b. Rashid and Ḥarīth b. Asad. According to al-Mas'udi, Banu Najiya claimed that they were the progeny of Sama b. Lu'ayy b. Ghalib, but al-Mas'udi cast doubts over the accuracy of this claim.