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Abu ʿAbd-Allāh Al-Ḥusayn ibn Ḥamdān Al-Jonbalānī Al-Khaṣībī[1] (Arabic: الحسين بن حمدان الخصيبي‎), mostly known as al-Khaṣībī[2] (??–969) [3] (Arabic: الخصيبي‎) Originally from a village called "Jonbalā" between Kufa and Wasit in Iraq (region), was a member of a well-educated family with close ties to Eleventh Twelver Shia Imam Hasan al-Askari and a scholar of the Islamic sect known as the ‘Alawiyyah or Nusayrism, a branch of the Twelver Shi'a, which is now present in Syria, Southern Turkey and Northern Lebanon.

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  1. ^ Encyclopædia Iranica, ḴAṢIBI
  2. ^ Mustafa Öz, Mezhepler Tarihi ve Terimleri Sözlüğü (History of Madh'habs), Ensar Publications, İstanbul, 2011.
  3. ^ Although the Encyclopædia Britannica cites 957 or 968 as two possible dates for his death