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The Term “Rafida” in Imami Shiʿi Usage

The term “Rafida,” originally used as a pejorative appellation, was quite early interpreted by the Imamfs (against whom it was primarily directed) as an honorific signifying “Those who rejected evil.” This interpretation rests largely on the parallel drawn between the Shfca and the “proto-Rafida,” who rejected evil in the form of Pharaoh and joined Moses […]

  • Etan Kohlberg
  • American Oriental Society
  • 2013
The Term “Rafida” in Imami Shiʿi Usage
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The Term “Rafida” in Imami Shiʿi Usage
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    The term "Rafida," originally used as a pejorative appellation, was quite early interpreted by the Imamfs (against whom it was primarily directed) as an honorific signifying "Those who rejected evil." This interpretation rests largely on the parallel drawn between the Shfca and the "proto-Rafida," who rejected evil in the form of Pharaoh and joined Moses instead.

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    • Etan Kohlberg
    • American Oriental Society
    • 2013
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