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  • Wielding the power of literacy in these contexts generally distinguishes the predominantly "twelver" shia Qizilbash from the largely "sevener" shia Hazara in Afghanistan, although one clear exception to that general rule is the high profile of Faiz Muhammad Katib, a Hazara scribe who authored the most important historical text produced in Afghanistan, Seraj at-Tawarikh. 6

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • On the one hand, he is extremely fundamentalist (Sharia law, allegedly a "twelver", etc.) and vehemently anti-American; on the other, he is committed to a unified Iraqi state, opposes the proposed southern Shia super-province (which would likely hasten a tripartite split and infuriate Sunnis), and, for a Shia cleric, has decent ties to Sunni leaders.


  • Not sure how this fits in, but that is a good price for a twelver of PBR.

    Patrick Sauer: My One-Man Photographic Investigation Into the Fort Greene (Brooklyn) Russian Spy Ring

  • I picked up a twelver and headed to the guy's pad.


  • I set a twelver of Bud on the concrete steps that led up to his building.


  • If anyone would like to bring up a twelver of Keystone Ice and help me out in the coming weeks ….

    Boing Boing: January 29, 2006 - February 4, 2006 Archives

  • Ashamed as I am to say it, our custom was to cruise inside Big Bertha's massive gullet and "sample" a few coldies before actually picking up a full sixer/twelver/case to purchase.

    big bertha was the first to go

  • Basically, think of the Mahdi as the Shiite Muslim version of the second coming of Jesus Christ, but unlike Christians, the twelvers -- as they ` re called, President Tom is a twelver -- believe that they can hasten the Mahdi ` s return by creating the right conditions for it.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2007

  • BECK: And, Dan, I know that you believe -- I think you do -- that Ahmadinejad is a twelver.

    CNN Transcript May 15, 2007

  • Pile a twelver in there and you're best letting them chill for a few hours.

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  • B.B.C.: 'Smiles are exchanged, tea sipped, and the contracts are signed to allow the Shah Abbass story to be told in London.

    'It's a good story. The Shah is credited with unifying a culturally and politically splintered country by creating a new sense of nationhood.

    'He decreed that the Twelver denomination of Shia Islam - which reveres the twelve imams who succeeded the Prophet Muhammad - would be the state faith...

    'Shah Abbas was not simply a successful theocrat. In establishing his capital in the centre of Iran, he set about claiming Isfahan as the crossroads of the world by inviting trade from the Far East and the distant west.'

    January 20, 2009