Al-Khaṣībī

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Abu ʿAbd-Allāh Ḥusayn ibn Ḥamdān al-Junbalānī (Arabic: ابوعبدالله حسين بن حمدان الجنبلاني‎), maistly kent as al-Khaṣībī (? - 969 (although the Encyclopedia Britannia cites 957 or 968 as twa possible dates for his daith) (Arabic: الخصيبي‎), wis a scholar o the Islamic sect kent as the Alawiya, or Nusayrism, a branch of the Twaler Shi'a, whose follaeers nou maistly live in Sirie an Soothren Turkey an are kent as Alawis. Al-Khasibi wis the faither o Ali al-Layth, kent for his battlefield exploits, an his student, Al-Tabarani, whose writins wur lairgely responsible for the firm establishment an flourishin o Alawi teachins at the beginnin o the seicont millennium.

A accoont o Al-Khasibi, awtho biased fraw a Sunni viewpoint, can be foond at http://ismaili.net/histoire/history04/history420.html .

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