Nass (Islam)

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Nass (Arabic: : نصّ ‎ ) is an Arabic word meaning "a known, or clear, legal injunction".[1][2] In Twelver Shi'ah Islam/Ismaili, nass refers to the nomination of an Imam or Da'i al-Mutlaq by a previous Imam or Dai.[3][4]


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  2. ^ Usa Ibp Usa (1 September 2009). Middle East and Arabic Countries Company Law Handbook. Int'l Business Publications. pp. 289–. ISBN 978-1-4330-3358-2. Nass - a clear injunction, an explicit textual ruling 
  3. ^ Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina (1981). Islamic Messianism: The Idea of Mahdi in Twelver Shi'ism. SUNY Press. pp. 137–. ISBN 978-0-87395-442-6. 
  4. ^ Shahzad Qaiser (1985). Quest for the Eternal. Pakistan Publication.