Nass (Islam)

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


  1. ^ Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina (1981). Islamic Messianism: The Idea of Mahdi in Twelver Shi'ism. SUNY Press. pp. 137–. ISBN 978-0-87395-442-6. 
  2. ^ Shahzad Qaiser (1985). Quest for the Eternal. Pakistan Publication.