Mazlum (maẓlūm) is an Arabic term for `oppressed, ill-treated, injured, sinned-against` (the antonym being ẓālim `oppressor`; root ẓlm `to oppress`). In Shiism, the term adopted a meaning of `pietistic` tolerance, given as a byname to Husayn ibn Ali, who was killed in the Battle of Karbala. The term is used for a person who is unwi...
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