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Ibn Warsand
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, ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn al-Bad̲j̲alī , founder of a S̲h̲īʿī sect in the Maghrib known as the Bad̲j̲aliyya [see al-bad̲j̲alī ]. His books ( kutub ), in which he gathered S̲h̲īʿī legal traditions, are quoted by the Ḳāḍī al-Nuʿmān in his K. al-Īḍāḥ . These quotations indicate that he wrote in the first half of the 3rd/9th century and belonged to the Mūsawī S̲h̲īʿa, who recognised Mūsā al-Kāẓim as their last imām and as the Mahdī. He lived and taught in Nafṭa in Ḳasṭīliya. His doctrine seems to have been propagated first by his son al-Ḥasan [see al-bad̲j̲alī ] in Darʿa and then, still before 280/893…

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Madelung, W., “Ibn Warsand”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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