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Nass (Arabic: : نصّ‎ ) is an Arabic word variously translated as a "divine decree"[1], a "designation"[2], or a "textual proof"[3].

In Twelver Shi'ah Islam, nass refers specifically to the designation of an infallible Imam by a previous infallible Imam.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Qaiser, Shahzad (1985). Quest for the Eternal. Pakistan Publication. p. 33.
  2. ^ a b Sachedina, Abdulhussein (1981). Islamic Messianism: The Idea of Mahdi in Twelver Shi'ism. SUNY Press. p. 137. ISBN 9780873954426.
  3. ^ Sachedina, Abdulhussein (1981). Islamic Messianism: The Idea of Mahdi in Twelver Shi'ism. SUNY Press. p. 170. ISBN 9780873954426.