Ali al- Rida

(d. 818)

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(d. 818)

Eighth imam in the reckoning of the Twelver Shiis. The Abbasid caliph al-Mamun (d. 833) designated him as his successor to the caliphate in 816, provoking a revolt in Iraq. But al-Rida predeceased the caliph and was buried near Tus (now Mashhad), which, because of his tomb, has remained one of the most important shrine cities of the Shii world.

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