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Abu l-Rayhanatayn

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Abū l-Rayḥānatayn (Arabic: ابو الريحانتين ) which means the father of two Rayhana (basils) is a teknonym for 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a).[1]

Since Prophet Muhammad (s) several times said: "Imam al-Hasan (a) and Imam al-Husayn (a) are my two rayhanas",[2] Imam 'AIi (a) is called Abu l-Rayhanatayn.[3]

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Notes

  1. Ṭabrisī, Iʿlām al-warā, p. 154; Ibn Shahrāshūb, Manāqib, vol. 1, p. 154.
  2. Mufīd, al-Irshād, vol. 2, p. 28.
  3. Irbilī, Kashf al-ghumma, vol. 1, p. 68.

References

  • Ibn Shahrāshūb, Muḥammad b. ʿAlī. Manāqib Āl Abī Ṭālib. Qom: Muʾassisat Āl al-Bayt li-Iḥyāʾ al-Turāth, 1413 AH.
  • Irbilī, ʿAlī b. Mūsā al-. Kashf al-ghumma fī maʿrifat al-aʾimma. Tabriz: Maktabat Banī Hāshimī, 1381 AH.
  • Mufīd, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-. Al-Irshād fī maʿrifat ḥujaj Allāh ʿalā l-ʿibād. Qom: Muʾassisat Āl al-Bayt li-Iḥyāʾ al-Turāth, 1413 AH.
  • Ṭabrisī, Faḍl b. al-Ḥasan al-. Iʿlām al-warā bi-aʿlām al-hudā. Third edition. Tehran: Islāmīyya, 1390 AH.