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Narjis (Arabic: نرجس‎) was reportedly the wife of Imâm Al-Ḥasan the `Askarî, the mother of the twelfth Imâm of Twelver Shi'a Islam.

Her name has been recorded as Rayḥâna, Narjis, Sayqal, Hadith or Suwsan in Shî`î books.[1] There are a couple of narrations regarding her ancestry.

Some Shia sources have recorded her as being a "Roman princess" who pretended to be a slave so that she might travel from her kingdom to Arabia.[2][3][4] Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, in Encyclopedia of Iranica, suggests that the last version is "undoubtedly legendary and hagiographic".[4]

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  1. ^ Sachedina, Abdulaziz (1981). Islamic Messianism. Albany, NY, USA: State University of New York Press. pp. 72–74, 78. ISBN 0-87395-458-0. 
  2. ^ The Expected Mahdi
  3. ^ Online Islamic Courses
  4. ^ a b Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali. "ISLAM IN IRAN vii. THE CONCEPT OF MAHDI IN TWELVER SHIʿISM". Encyclopedia iranica. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 

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