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Author Anthony, Sean W

Title The Caliph and the Heretic : Ibn Saba and the Origins of Shi Ism
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2011


Description 1 online resource (368 pages)
Series Islamic History and Civilization
Islamic history and civilization.
Contents Ibn Saba and the Sayfian corpus -- Sayf ibn Umar and the Sabaiya (i): the caliphate of Uthman ibn Affan -- Sayf ibn Umar and the Sabaiya (ii): Ali ibn Abi Talib the Battle of the camel -- Excursus: The Sayfian corpus in the riwaya of NasĐr ibn MuzahĐim -- Ibn Saba and the heresiographers -- The execution of Ibn Saba -- The parousia of Ali ibn Abi TĐalib -- Excursus 1: Ali in the clouds -- Excursus 2: The letter of Ali given to Abd Allah ibn Wahb al-Hamdani -- The Sabaiya of the Umayyad period
Summary This book offers an examination of the origins of Sh??ite Islam as viewed through the lens of the traditions surrounding its earliest and most infamous heretic,?Abd All?h ibn Saba?, and the sectarian movement he purportedly founded, the Saba??ya
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-333) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject ʻAbd Allāh ibn Sabaʼ, active 7th century.
SUBJECT ʻAbd Allāh ibn Sabaʼ, active 7th century. fast (OCoLC)fst01860075
Subject Shīʿah -- History
Muslim heretics.
RELIGION -- Islam -- Shi'a.
Muslim heretics.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004216068