Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ
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Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ was a prominent Ismāʿīlī dāʿī (missionary) and founder of the Nizārī Ismāʿīlī daʿwa (mission) and state in Iran. The events of Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ’s life and career as the first lord of Alamūt are recorded in an anonymous chronicle entitled Sargudhasht-i Sayyidnā (“The biography of Sayyidnā”; Ḥasan was referred to as Sayyidnā, “our lord,” by contemporary Nizārī Ismāʿīlīs). This chronicle, in fact, began a Nizārī historiographical tradition, according to which the events of the reigns of Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ (r. 483–518/1090–1124) an…

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Daftary, Farhad, “Ḥasan-i Ṣabbāḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30361>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305779, 2016, 2016-4



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