|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia Iranica|
|State||Published - 2010|
ḴAṢIBI, ḤOSAYN B. ḤAMDĀN AL-JONBALĀNI, ABU ʿABD-ALLĀH (d. 969), founder of Noṣayrism. The mystical Shiʿite sect whose present-day followers in Syria and southern Turkey call themselves ʿAlawis (Turk. Alevis), became widespread throughout Iraq and Syria as it was backed by the Ḥamdānids of Aleppo (r. 944-1004) and the Buyids of Baghdad (r. 945-1055).