A Religious Sect of Muslim Tribesmen, The Kharijites existed as a Peoples in the early 6th Century Ad in Upper Egypt. Desert dwellers who were noted for their fierce adherence to The Islamic Faith, they were aligned to The Fatimids and fought in The First Fitna (Civil War) between rival Islamic Nations. It lasted from 656 AD until 661 AD. The Kharijites rallied under a plain Red War Standard, devoid of imagery (in keeping with Islamic Customs). Absorbed into other Northern Egyptian Tribes by the 8th Century AD, their Standard too would be adopted into later Middle Eastern National Colors.