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see MandaeansMandaeans
or Mandeans
, a small religious sect who maintain an ancient belief resembling that of Gnosticism and that of the Parsis. They are also known as Christians of St. John, Nasoraeans, Sabians, and Subbi.
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So it was said to mean "change from one religion to another," and it is claimed that the polytheists called Muhammad and his followers "Sabiun" because they had left their old religion for Islam.