Ibn Nusayr

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Abu Shu'ayb Muhammad ibn Nusayr,[1] was a disciple of the tenth Twelver Shi'a Imam, Ali al Hadi and of the eleventh Imam, Hasan al Askari (d. 873). Ibn Nusayr was known to his companions as a representative of al-Askari and of the twelfth Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi during the Minor Occultation.[2][3] The followers of Ibn Nusayr are known as: Nusairyoon/Nosayris/Nusayris[4] (Arabic: نصيريون‎) or Alawi (Arabic: علوي‎).

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