al-Ismāʿīliyya al-khāliṣa / al-Ismāʿīliyya al-wāqifa or Seveners (Arabic: سبعية) was a branch of Ismā'īlī Shīʻa. They became known as "Seveners" because they believed that Isma'il ibn Jafar was the seventh and the last Imam (hereditary leader of the Muslim community in the direct line of Ali). They believed his son, Muhammad ibn Isma'il, would return and bring about an age of justice as Mahdi. Their most famous and active branch were the Qarmatians.
History, Shia schisms, and SevenersEdit
Seveners and the Fatimid dynastyEdit
List of ImamsEdit
|Imām||Sevener al-Ismāʿīliyya al-khāliṣa Imām||Period|
|1||Ali - First Ismā'īlī Imām||(632–661)|
|2||Hasan ibn Ali - Second Ismā'īlī Imām||(661–669)|
|3||Husayn ibn Ali - Third Ismā'īlī Imām||(669–680)|
|4||Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin - Fourth Ismā'īlī Imām||(680–713)|
|5||Muhammad al-Baqir - Fifth Ismā'īlī Imām||(713–733)|
|6||Ja'far al-Sadiq - Sixth Ismā'īlī Imām||(733–765)|
|7||Isma'il ibn Jafar - Seventh Ismā'īlī Imām||(765–775)|
Ismaili imams who were not accepted as legitimate by SevenersEdit
The following Ismaili imams after Mahdi had been considered as heretics of dubious origins by certain Qarmatian groups who refused to acknowledge the imamate of the Fatimids and clung to their belief in the coming of the Mahdi.
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