Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
The followers of a noted impostor in the ninth century, who endeavoured to overthrow all the foundations of Mussulmanism. Carmath their prophet was a person of great austerity of life; and said that God had commanded him to pray not five times, with the Mussulmans, but fifty times a day. To comply with this, they often neglected their business; they ate many things forbidden by the law of Mahomet, and believed that angels were their guides in all their actions, and that the demons or ghosts are their enemies.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Carmathites'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/carmathites.html. 1802.