Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Bābī
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, the designation of the followers of the Bāb who however prefer to call themselves Ahl-i bayān. The preaching of the doctrine began with the sending of missionaries into various Persian provinces [see bāb]; their teaching, which aroused the protestations of the S̲h̲īʿa population brought about persecutions which the Bābīs resisted; in consequence the sect, at first of a purely religious character, became a political party. After a counsel held at Bedes̲h̲t, Mollā Ḥusain of Bus̲h̲rūye set out for Bārfurus̲h̲ at the head of a li…

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Huart, Cl., “Bābī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1087>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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