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Journal: Studies in Late Antiquity
Studies in Late Antiquity (2018) 2 (2): 147–179.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the sectarian significance of Ṭalḥa's body was exhibited not only in texts, but was also ritually enacted through worship at Ṭalḥa's grave. A site of prayer and miracles, Ṭalḥa's grave emerged as a proto-Sunnī counterpoint to the tombs of other holy persons visited and venerated by the Shīʿa and Khārijīs...