Citation for Alids

Citation styles are based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Ed., and the MLA Style Manual, 2nd Ed..

MLA

"Alids." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Mar 7, 2021. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e122>.

Chicago

"Alids." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e122 (accessed Mar 7, 2021).

Alids

In early Islam, those who contended that only a member of the Prophet's clan of Hashim (descendants of Ali ) should rule and that political legitimacy lay in genealogy; the Shii community. Others, such as the Umayyads, held that consensus of the Muslim community was necessary to establish a legitimate claim to head the Islamic community. Alids fomented numerous uprisings in the last years of Umayyad rule ( 661 – 750 ). By the late eighth century, some Shiis had developed the imamate concept, which held that only an Alid could rightfully claim leadership of the Muslim community.

© Oxford University Press 2007-2008. All Rights Reserved