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THE DABISTAN,

OF

CHAPTER VII.

OF   THE   RELIGION  OF   THE   SA.DIKIAHS. l

These sectaries are followers of Mwaylitna.    The
people of Islam, " the true faith," qualify Musay-

1 In the before quoted Memoir of H. T. Colebrooke (As. Res., vol. VII
p. 342), we read, as taken from the account of Ntirukah of Shuster,what
follows: " The Sadikt'yahs are a tribe of the faithful in Hindustan;
** pious men, and disciples of Sayyad Cabiru 'ddin, who derived his
" descent from Ismail, son of Imam Jafer.   This tribe is denominated
" Sadikiyahs, by reason of the < sincere' (sadik) call of that Sayyad.
'' Although that  appellation have,  according  to received notions, a
** seeming relation to Abu bekr, whose partisans give him this title; yet
k< it is probable that the sect assumed that appellation for the sake of
** concealment.    However no advantage ever accrues to them from it:
44 on the contrary, the arrogant inhabitants of Hind, who are Hinduis,
" being retainers of the son of the impious Hind (meaning Hinda, tho
" mother of Maviyeh), have discovered their attachment to the sect of
41 Shiahs, and have revived against them the calumnies which, five hundred
" years before, they broached against the Ism&ilahs.   They maliciously
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