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Author: Yaron Friedman

congregation place for ceremonies) in Palestine, which means that Fāṭimid authorities were careful not to impose Shīʿī customs in Palestine, which seems to have had a Sunnī majority. We lack information on the daily life of the medieval Shīʿī communities in Palestine, with the exception of one reference in the

In: The Shīʿīs in Palestine
Author: Yaron Friedman

during this century. For example, the respected Persian Shīʿī scholar and poet Abū l-Fatḥ Maḥmūd b. al-Ḥusayn (d. 350/961 or 360/970), called Kushājim, found a patron in the Ḥamdānid dynasty in northern Syria and lived part of his life in Ramla, hence his epithet, al-Ramlī. 11 The main reason for this

In: The Shīʿīs in Palestine