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  1. Akhbarinoun

    a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli

    "Akhbari Shiism has never promoted political control"


  1. akhbari

    Akhbari refers to a branch or school of thought within Twelver Shia Islam that primarily relies on hadiths (sayings or actions of Prophet Muhammad and The Twelve Imams) for Sharia law, rejecting the use of reasoning or ijma (consensus) in legal matters. They place a high value on the four books of Hadith and strongly oppose the Usuli school of thought. The term "Akhbari" is derived from the Arabic word "akhbar" which means news or reports.


  1. Akhbari

    The Twelvers Akhbārīs are Twelver Shī‘a Muslims who reject the use of reasoning in deriving verdicts, and believe Qur'an and hadith as the only source of law. The term Akhbārī is usually used in contrast to Usūlī. Unlike Usūlīs, Akhbārīs do not follow marja‘s who practice modern form of ijtihad. Akhbari's argue that no Imāms ever allowed Ijtehad and the Door of Ijtehad was opened by Umar ibn al-Khattab. Akhbari nowadays form a minority within Shī‘a Islam, with Usūlīs making up the majority. Akhbārīsm "crystalized" as a distinct movement with the writings of Muhammad Amin al-Astarabadi and achieved its greatest influence in the late Safavid and early post-Safavid era. However, shortly thereafter Muhammad Baqir Behbahani, along with other Usuli mujtahids, crushed the Akhbari movement. Today it is found primarily in the Basra area of southern Iraq although no longer in the city. They are also found in the island nation of Bahrain, Hyderabad, India and different cities of PakistanKarachi, Sehwan, Hyderabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Chakwaal, Gojar Khan with reportedly "only a handful of Shi'i ulema" remaining Akhbari "to the present day.".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of akhbari in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of akhbari in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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