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The Caliph and the Heretic

Ibn Sabaʾ and the Origins of Shīʿism

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This book offers an examination of the origins of Shīʿite Islam as viewed through the lens of the traditions surrounding its earliest and most infamous heretic, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sabaʾ, and the sectarian movement he purportedly founded, the Sabaʾīya.

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