Nass (Arabic: : نصّ ) is an Arabic word meaning "a known, or clear, legal injunction". 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.
- Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina (1981). Islamic Messianism: The Idea of Mahdi in Twelver Shi'ism. SUNY Press. pp. 137–. ISBN 978-0-87395-442-6.
- Shahzad Qaiser (1985). Quest for the Eternal. Pakistan Publication.
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