Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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K̲h̲aṭṭābīya
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, name of a sect reckoned among the S̲h̲īʿite extremists (g̲h̲ulāt), called after Abu ’l-Ḵh̲aṭṭab Muḥammad b. Abī Zainab al-Asadī al-Ad̲j̲daʿ, who is said to have asserted the immanence (ḥulūl) of the deity in the Imām Ḏj̲aʿfar al-Ṣādiḳ (83—148 = 702—765) and afterwards in himself. He obtained a following in al-Kūfa, where he was attacked by ʿĪsā b. Mūsā, who was governor for some years till 147 = 764/765; he armed his followers with stones, reeds and knives, assuring them that these would prevail against the enemy’s swords…

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Margoliouth, D. S., “K̲h̲aṭṭābīya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 25 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4148>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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