Mukhtar Thaqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the town of Kufa to avenge the martyrdom of Hussain (grandson of Islamic Prophet Muhammad).




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Series cast summary:
Bahram Ziraksari Bahram Ziraksari ...  Peyk 29 episodes, 2010-2011
Fariborz Arabnia ...  Mokhtar Saqafi 28 episodes, 2010-2011
Farhad Aslani ...  Ebn Ziad 28 episodes, 2010-2011
Mehdi Fakhimzadeh ...  Omar ebn Saad 28 episodes, 2010-2011
Fariba Kowsari Fariba Kowsari ...  Omreh (Mokhtar's Wife) 28 episodes, 2010-2011
Nasrin Moghanloo Nasrin Moghanloo ...  Narieh (Mokhtar's Wife) 28 episodes, 2010-2011
Reza Rooygari Reza Rooygari ...  Kian Irani 28 episodes, 2010-2011
Reza Kianian 12 episodes, 2011
Jafar Dehghan Jafar Dehghan ...  Mosab ebn Zobair 12 episodes, 2011


Mukhtar Thaqafi is a Muslim leader who wants to take revenge to the murder of Husain bin Ali against the ones who he considers the enemies of Islam, not just by killing them but to stand against the government that supports them. He wanted to establish a new government that is guided by the word of justice according to the teachings of Islam prophet Mohammed.

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Beautiful and complex story
12 September 2019 | by maramezaniSee all my reviews

Mokhtarnameh has been the undisputed champion of Iranian TV.

Despite all the problems of censorship and meeting arbitrary thresholds imposed by the state TV, and the narrow minded criticism from few critics, it remains watchable even today, after multiple airings every year around the same occasions. It also tailors itself to a broader audience with its non-religion-specific appeal. What keeps you interested is well-balanced so as not to be exclusively and neither be devoid of any cultural background.

The most gripping part is the brilliant well-thought screenplay, so Shakespearean I'd dare say it fares quite well in comparison to timeless renowned TV shows starring the best of Hollywood.

I wish we, as Iranians, got more of this. I wish filmmakers and TV producers put more effort into their work than the hollow mediocre cash grab that everything seems to be nowadays. I wish every show was a Mokhtarnameh.

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1 October 2010 (Iran) See more »

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