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Abū Hāshim
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Abū Hāshim, ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib played a major role in establishing the ʿAbbāsid political movement as well as certain Shiʿi groups and sects.

Part I

Abū Hāshim is connected in a remarkable way with the history of ideas and with various political groups and theological sects that emerged in the first half of the 2nd/8th century. However, the major factor behind his importance is the issue known as intiqāl al-waṣāya (‘transferral of executorship’, referring to the Shiʿi imamate). According to certain reports,…

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Bahramian, Ali, Ansari, Hassan and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Hāshim”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0079>
First published online: 2015

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