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Noun1.Akhbari - a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli; "Akhbari Shiism has never promoted political control"
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
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To refer to Astarabadi as having converted to Akhbarism seems to argue against the author's purpose and is a bit like referring to Jesus' conversion to Christianity or Marx's conversion to communism.
Gleave examines the network of Astarabadi's teaching circles and their role in the spread of Akhbarism in the 200 years following his death, and looks at major themes within Akhbari works of jurisprudence between the death of Astarabadi and the work of Mirza Muhammad al-Akhbari, the last significant Akhbari scholar in Iraq and Iran.