Sabianism


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Sabianism, Sabaeanism, Sabeanism

the religion of the Sabians, a group sometimes associated with worship of the sun, moon, and stars. See also religion.
See also: Astronomy
the religious system of the Sabians, a group, according to the Koran, entitled to Muslim religious toleration. They have been associated with the Mandeans, who claim direct descent from the followers of John the Baptist. See also astronomy.
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The verse, even if genuine, tells us nothing about the meaning of the word or the identity of the sect, but only that Suraqah disapproved of Islam, which he confused with Sabianism.