Nass (Islam)

Nass (Arabic: : نصّ ) is an Arabic word meaning "a known, or clear, legal injunction". In Twelver Shi'ah Islam/Ismaili, nass refers to the 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.
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