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The Identity of the Sabi'un

AuthorChristopher Buck
Title of item
The Identity of the Sabi'un
Subtitle of item
An Historical Quest
Parent publication   The Muslim World
Date of this edition 1984-07
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Posted 2005-04-12 by Christopher Buck
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract This article solves two problems that have long puzzled Islamicists: (1) How can the conflicting identifications of Sabians be explained? and (2) What was the Qur'an's original identification of the Sabians?
Notes Page 174, note 61 mentions Baha'u'llah's identification of the Sabians as followers of John the Baptist. Alternate spellings (keywords): Sábi'ún, Sábi'úns, Sabiuns, Sabi'uns, Sabaean, Sabaeans,
Tags Interfaith dialogue; Quran; Sabaeans
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