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ALIDS

Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

The descendants of Ali bin Abu Talib, not by Fatima, but from other wives, are known as the Alids (Alawi). He had 18 sons, but 14 sons according to Tabari, and 11 sons according to Masudi. His sons were as follows:- By Fatima, Hasan, Hussain and Muhsin, by Khawla Muhammad, known as Ibn al-Hanafiya, by Umm al-Banin, Abbas, Abdullah, Uthman and Jafar, by al-Sahba, Umar, by Layla bint Masud, Abu Bakr, Abdur Rehman, Ubaidullah, by Asma bin Umays, Yahya, Awn and Muhammad, by Umam bin Abil A'asm Muhammad, and by other mothers, Jafar, Abbas, Umar, Uthman, Muhammad.

The sons of Ali from Fatima, were called the Hussainids and Fatimids, and the sons by other wives became known as the Alids.


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