Author(s): Mehmet DALKILI├ç
Sulayman ibn Kathir el-Khuzai was the most famous Arabic leader of Khurasan the during Abbasid Revolution. In several times he and his tribe(Khuzâ) acted on behalf of Abbasids in Marw. So Sulayman ibn Kathir el-Khuzai was appreciated by Imam Muhammad ibn Ali. But the situtation has changed after the revolution. The events developed against him. Eventually he was killed by Abu Muslim Al-Khurasani in H. 132/ A.D. 750. The slaying of Sulayman ibn Kathir el-Khuzai was a tragedy and this tragedy was one of the most enigmatic incidents in Islamic History. Thus, in this study we will explain the reasons of this murder.