V. FRAGMENTS of the KITABU'R-RUSHID WA'L-HIDAYAT The Arabic text edited by Dr. M. KAMIL HUSSEIN


1 Mr. W. Ivanow has published a full translation of the text in his "Studies in Early Persian Ismailism", section III, where information as to the original manuscripts and other details have been given.

2 Muhammad b. Mlik al-Yamni, in his book Kashf asr- ri'l-Batiniyya (p. 22) calls him al-Hasan b. Zdh'n, a descendant of Muslim b. 'Aqil b. Abi Talib. Qd Nu'mn, in his Iftithu'd-da'wa, tells that Ibn Hawshab was a Shi'ite before he met with the Ismaili Imam who commissioned him to go to the Yaman for propaganda.

3 Several eminent Ismaili da's visited that town. We may mention Muhammad b. al-Fadl ad-D' and as-Sulayhi who laid foundations to the Sulayhid da'wat in the Yaman.