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21. Shi'i Scholars of Nineteenth-Century Iraq : The 'Ulama' of Najaf and Karbala' (Cambridge Middle East Studies)
by Meir Litvak
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The shrine cities of Najaf and Karbala in nineteenth-century Ottoman Iraq were the most important Shi'i centers of learning. In the first in-depth study of the period, Meir Litvak explores the social and political dynamics of these communities and the historical development of Shi'i leadership. In this context, the book not only contributes to the historical debates, but also more broadly to an understanding of modern Shi'ism. It will appeal to historians of the Middle East, Islam, and to students of comparative religion. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars A Good Effort That Needs Refinement
This book presented a good amount of information and showed the hard work that was done by Mr.Litvak. That amount of history and background gave a concise report on that period of Islam. However, some claims that were made showed that reliance on secondary sources, in place of primary documents, is not a wise thing to use in a scholarly work. That reason, along with unbacked personal reflections by the author and other factors, makes it clear that further refinemdnt is needed. ... Read more


22. Peak of Eloquence Nahjul Balagha
by Ali-Ibne-Abu Talib
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5-0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove of knowledge!
This book is one of the greatest literary masterpieces ever. From the details of the creation of the Universe to the day to day advice given by Imam Ali(A.S.), this book is a must read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ali has his say
This is a collection of discourses, lectures and political issuances by Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib. It is very interesting to read the highly eloquent orations of the man who grew up in the shadow of the Prophet (pbuh), but I sometimes am inclined to question the authenticity of some of its political elements. Other than the occassional spelling mistake (every page), it is a wonderful book brimming with wisdom.

1-0 out of 5 stars A review not of the book , but of the editor of the book
A word of caution , small people appropriate the words of great people according to their own capacities of understanding and concern.
Hadrat Ali (RA) is loved and honoured by muslims and non muslims alike , and his talks & letters contain so many jewels and doors of spirituality that no one can afford to reduce them to a purely political, historical or social level, which is unfortunately exactly what the publishers of this edition have done.
Each talk is followed by an Shia diatribe aimed only at propogating their own limited ideology rather than at elevating the readers spiritual level & closeness to God.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
Whether you are a Sunni or a Shia, or whether you believe every word here to have been spoken by Hadrat Ali or not, it is undeniable that this collection of speeches and letters is saturated with widsom- which, according to a proverb found in this book, is the same no matter its source. The major themes running throughout these sermons are the deadly mirages and shortness of the present life compared to the infinite worth of the hereafter, the major need to work for it, and discourses about God, particularly His astonishing power as manifested through astonishing creations such as the peacock, locusts, bats... Other notable material included two touching prayers for rain, and a portrayal of the luminous qualities of a sober, self-fulfilled believer. The style throughout is highly eloquent and often philosophic, yet also extremely clear. There was also included a instructions to a governor for an ideal government which in their fairness, tolerance, and mercy could well be a guide for any Muslim nation today. I would recommend this book, particularly to non-Muslims who find it hard to believe that a volume of this size could be entirely about Islam, and yet with barely any reference to rules or regulations.

5-0 out of 5 stars An eye opener
Its a great read. Thought provoking ideas from 1,400 years ago. Its hard to believe his man lived so long ago. ... Read more


23. The Origins and Early Development of Shi'a Islam (The Millennium (Series).)
by S. Husain M. Jafri, S. H. M. Jafri
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4-0 out of 5 stars A definite eye opener
This book is a definite eye opener. I recommend this book to every Muslim or non-Muslim with an open mind and a deep understanding of the issues involved. I have read most of the earlier work on the life of Mohammed. This book offers by far the most accurate account of major events that unfolded after the death of Mohammed. The political upheaval amidst the last days of Mohammed's life, are well documented by experts. This book sketches a balanced approach to decipher and extract the motives behind the political battles that raged internally, and the development of a strategy by master planners to select a successor of Mohammed without his input.Is it possible that Mohammed would leave the Muslim community (Umma) without a successor?The answer is no. History stands witness that Ali was his choice and was repeatedly introduced as a successor. The tragic political fallout emerging out of a quick coup d'etat, immediately after Mohammed's demise, was confiscation of the task of leadership from Ali. History, turned sympathetic to the architects of the new regime, and the likes of, Muawiya ibn Abi Sufyan and Yazid forged ahead into the fold of Khilafath.

His presentation style is extraordinary in the sense that he compiles authoritative references and sources universally acceptable, and synchronizes his conclusions. The logical flow of his analyses based on historic facts allows one to discern the realities not presented before.

Khilafath is Allah's (God's) assigned task on an individual, symbolic to represent piety, and devotion to the principles of Quran and Islam. Khilafath was designed to foster love, freedom and Islamic justice. Assiduous research of the early history of Islam suggests that Khilafath with one exception was obtained through espionage, coercion, intimidation and political trickery.

Muawiya was a self proclaimed Khalif.Muawiya's mother, Hinda; was popularly known for her promiscuity and barbaric voracity for chewing human liver in a battlefield. His father Abu Sufyan was a bitter enemy of Islam all his life, and fought all wars against Islam. Later when captured, Abu Sufyan begged for mercy and forgiveness of his life from Mohammed.

Muawiya and his son Yazid acquired Khilafath through despotic means. Yazid, a drunkard and a womanizer who publicly ridiculed Islam and Mohammed was imposed on Muslims as Khalifa. The disenfranchised and morally degraded Muslims were unwilling to accept his Khilafath. Yazid, however, was determined to hang onto it. His immediate response was to seek and obtain allegiance from a major threat, Husain Ibn Ali; grandson of Mohammed, and the rightful inheritor of the title of Khilafath. It is important to note that Husain never claimed Khilafath, yet Yazid needed Husain's endorsement to legitimize his character and Khilafath.

Husain, the embodiment and enforcer of Quranic and Islamic principles, would never succumb to Yazid's demand for allegiance. With Husain's rejection, the atmosphere became charged for a showdown between the evil and the righteous. The opposing forces exploded on the plains of Kerbala. Islam was in an intensely compelling need to put down this storm of evil with a powerful blow of conviction to reinstate the principles of Islam. Husain achieved this through an "Ultimate Sacrifice" known in Quranic terminology as "Zibhul Azeem".Highlights of this violently barbaric massacre of Husain, his family, and friends including the newborn baby, in Kerbala are presented briefly by the author in chapter 6.

The author has made a sincere attempt to present the facts by putting together the pieces of the puzzle that exposes the difference between true believers/followers and the opportunists/hypocrites who hijacked the principles of Quran and the morals of Islam for centuries.

Some Shias may not be comfortable with parts of his interpretations. Sunnis, on the other hand will be shocked to see the truth radiating through, as the events unfolded dramatically after the death of Mohammed the Messenger of Allah.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent info on Shia Islam
"The Origins and Early Development of Shia Islam" is perhaps the best book I've read in explaining the events that occured after the death of Prophet Mohammed.The book primarily uses four well regarded historians from among both Sunni and Shia Muslims.There are also documented letters written by the Sunni Caliphs and Shia Imams which further elaborate the points being made in the book and allow for readers to draw their own conclusions.

I highly recommend this book to anybody who is interested in the development of Islam into it's two main sects.The author approached the subject matter academically and logically.
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24. The Isma'ilis : Their History and Doctrines
by Farhad Daftary
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Catlog: Book (1992-04-24)
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This authoritative book traces the history and doctrinal development of the Isma'ili movement from its origins to the present day, a period of twelve centuries.It is the first comprehensive synthesis of the scattered results of modern scholarship on the subject and it draws on numerous primary and secondary texts, and particularly a number of private Isma'ili manuscripts that have recently become available.All the major phases of Isma'ili history are covered.From the pre-Fatimid period, Dr. Daftary conducts a detailed investigation through the Fatimid "golden age" and the troubled Musta'li-Tayyibi period up to the spiritual and physical strengths of Mizari Isma'ilism in Syria and Iran before the onslaught of the Mongols.The last part of the book discusses the modern developments of Isma'ilism, particularly in Iran and on the Indian subcontinent.For all students of Islamic and Middle Eastern history this volume will serve as the most definitive account yet of the history of the Isma'ilis and their movement. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book establishs Daftary as synonymous with Isma'ilism
This is an unprecedented work of scholarly insight, a must have for anyone interested in Isma'ilism although you never really read this sort of work from cover to cover, it's useful to dip in, on every issue.

The history covers the development of Shiism...right through to Ismailism to the modern day...that's 1400yrs of development and history not too mention all the branchs and movemnets that split off and their current status.

I can't praise this book enough. One issue though is regarding the modern Bohra's (Mustalian Tayyibi's), I would recommend Jonah Blanks "Mullahs on the Mainframe" to understand them in the modern period; as Daftary used too much information from the Bohra reformers in regards to that branch of the Isma'ilis...however an excellent work all round. if you haven't dipped in here you are missing out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome !
The most detailed book on Isma'ilis - the best unbiased, factual and complete book on Isma'ilis out there. ... Read more


25. Monkscript: Literature, Arts, & Spirituality
by Bernadette Dieker, Paul Quenon
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Monkscript is an anthology of poems, essays, interviews, and artwork by men and women inspired by monasteries, monastic life, and contemplative living. It describes their experiences of the marvelous, whether that be in daily, mundane life, or within what is more typically considered the sacred realm. The thirty-eight contributors range from a teenage boy who lived at a monastery for several months and a young college student who went on a weekend retreat, to well-established poets and professed monks and nuns. Huston Smith, the renowned world religions scholar, offered his interview entitled "Retreat." Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney allowed the reprint of a poem and offered the first printing of "Colmcille the Scribe," a translation of the poem from the eleventh-century Irish.

Monkscript illustrates the space in the world so well-suited for prayer and contemplation, bringing forth a quiet, detailed beauty. Literature and art from both Eastern and Western traditions are included, creating an ambiance of monasticism any reader can enter. ... Read more


26. Debating Muslims:Cultural Dialogues in Postmodernity and Tradition (New Directions in Anthropological Writing)
by Michael M.J. Fischer, Mehdi Abedi
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"An engaging and illuminating account of Islamic culture in the Middle East and in the West. . . . The word ‘ethnography’ can hardly describe the many subjects this book broaches, from a seductive account of Abedi’s passage to America from a small village near Yazd, Iran, to an illuminating discussion of crucial Islamic practices such as the Qur’an and the hajj, to inquiries into the ‘autographics’ of Islamic popular art in Iran."—Ali Behdad, International Journal of Middle East Studies

"Describes a modern culture torn apart by the conflict of resurging Islamic fundamentalism and emerging secular intellectualism. . . . Debating Muslims is an important reader for the serious student of modern Muslim society, as it explores daily life inside Iran and in exile, politics intertwined with religion, multiple voices of Islamic ideology, and media graphics and the Rushdie phenomenon."— Library Journal ... Read more


27. Without Forgetting the Imam: Lebanese Shi'Ism in an American Community
by Linda S. Walbridge
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4-0 out of 5 stars Without Forgetting the Imam: Lebanese Shi'ism in an America
Aside from two pioneering anthropological works done in the 1960s, a completely different era from the present one, Walbridge has written the first book-length study of an immigrant American Muslim community. And she's picked perhaps the most interesting one of them, Dearborn, Michigan, a town of nearly 100,000 population that is mostly Arab and largely Muslim. It's a place where "recently arrived villagers [from Lebanon] can manage adequately . . . without ever tasting a hamburger or uttering a word of English." Walbridge is not only a keen observer of Dearborn but brings the added insight of having earlier lived in Lebanon itself, and so can compare the peoples she encounters in the suburbs of Detroit with their relatives back home.

Her years of research in 1987-91 and "vast amounts of time" spent with the subjects of her study have permitted a subtle and convincing portrait of a people still very much outside the mainstream of American life. Take the distinctly Shi'i institution of temporary marriage (mut'a in Arabic): Walbridge tells of a young man, hoping for sex with a woman without breaking the rules of his religion or forming a permanent bond with a non-Muslim. He propositioned a number of American women with the prospect of a temporary marriage and "all of them laughed at him except one," and she ended up converting to Islam and getting permanently married to him. Among the most valuable information here is a careful review of Islamic practices; Walbridge finds the avoidance of pork to be most widespread and the full complement of prayers perhaps the least.

Middle East Quarterly, December 1998

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent portrayal of the Arab-American Dearborn community
One of the best books I have read on Arab-Americans, it has been singularly helpful for myself personally. Walbridge writes from her extensive experience and study in the Lebanese population in Dearborn, MI, home of the largest concentration of Arabs in the world, outside the Middle East. I read this book shortly before moving to Dearborn, and it helped me understand the community I was moving into and adapt to it much quicker. She was able to make many inroads into the neighborhoods, as a woman in a semi-closed society, and as a Western woman interacting with Imams and men. She goes into detail on the history and development of the various Muslim denominations, and shares details on the minutae of the culture that those in other places in Michigan, including West Dearborn, would be otherwise completely unaware of. Examples of excellent research- scholarly and ethnographic- include stories on the wedding/engagement traditions and the Shi'i tradition of muta'a. Her use of Arabic words throughout (defined initially) is particularly helpful.

For those who do not live in Dearborn, this is still an excellent study/ethnography on the situation of Arabs in America in general. It will give great insights for those studying the situation of Muslims and Arabs. It is also a helpful book for the layman interested who wants to get a grasp on the people of the now second-largest religion in America. Read this book to get past the media stereotypes of a violent people, and the stereotypes of Arab-Americans in particular. Walbridge brings them alive as humans and Americans, with different traditions and beliefs. ... Read more


28. The Shi'Is of Iraq
by Yitzhak Nakash
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Iraqi Shi'is, the country's majority group, are nevertheless politically disinherited, as was vividly demonstrated in the aftermath of the Gulf War. Here Yitzhak Nakash provides a rich historical background for understanding their place in today's Sunni-dominated Iraq. The first comprehensive work on the Shi'is of Iraq, this book challenges the widely held belief that their culture and politics are a reflection of Iranian Shi'ism. In examining the years between the rise of the Shi'i strongholds Najaf and Karbala in the mid-eighteenth century and the collapse of the Iraqi monarchy in 1958, Nakash shows that the growth of Iraqi Shi'ism was closely related to socioeconomic and political developments in the nineteenth century. Iraqi Shi'is, the country's majority group, are nevertheless politically disinherited, as was vividly demonstrated in the aftermath of the Gulf War. Here Yitzhak Nakash provides a rich historical background for understanding their place in today's Sunni-dominated Iraq. The first comprehensive work on the Shi'is of Iraq, this book challenges the widely held belief that their culture and politics are a reflection of Iranian Shi'ism. In examining the years between the rise of the Shi'i strongholds Najaf and Karbala in the mid-eighteenth century and the collapse of the Iraqi monarchy in 1958, Nakash shows that the growth of Iraqi Shi'ism was closely related to socioeconomic and political developments in the nineteenth century. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book
To tell you the truth, and as an Iraqi, I was at first suspicious of the author's motives of writing this book. However, from the first page, and through his diligence, well documented and footnoted research, I was immediately convinced that I had a scholarly book on the Shias of Iraq in my hands. At the same time, and for a detailed look at the socio-economic motivation behind Shia involvement in Iraqi politics (large landowners, Sayids, and Chalabis) take a look at Hanna Batatu's incredible "Old Social Classes" (Part I).

4-0 out of 5 stars The Shi'is of Iraq
The title suggests that the much-needed survey of Iraq's Shi`i population is finally at hand. But Nakash's topic is far more specialized, and ultimately more valuable: an historical inquiry into roughly a hundred years' history of the Iraqi Shi`is, from the mid-nineteenth century to 1958. The author reaches two main conclusions, both surprising to an outsider. First, the Iraqi Shi`is are not an antique community, but are "by and large recent converts to Shi`ism, a result of a development which took place mainly during the nineteenth century as the bulk of Iraq's Arab nomadic tribes settled down and took up agriculture." Second, though they belong to the same branch of Twelver Shi`ism as the Shi`a of Iran, they constitute an entirely separate community, with its own structure and outlook. "The diverging development of Shi`i Islam in Iraq and Iran in the twentieth century reflected the essentially different characters of Shi`i religion and society in the two countries." Applying these insights to the Kuwait war, Nakash argues by prompting the failed uprising of March 1991, Iraqi defeat furthered the long-term decline of Shi`is in Iraqi society. He expects this event to shape the consciousness of Iraqi Shi`is for many years to come, though he shies away from predicting just how it will affect future Sunni-Shi`i relations.

Middle East Quarterly, September 1994

4-0 out of 5 stars Informative book on Shia
This book certainly provides considerable information about the Shi'a in Iraq. It also in the background shows the political fight between the ruling nations in the region, Ottomans, Persians and later the British. Most interestingly, you can seethe political power games Muctehids played throughout the years to secure their positions and how they have changed sides depending on circumstances. As a religious person I had to take some of the statements about the intentions of the Muchtehids with reservation for further study. There were some statements such as Turkey during their own independence war was trying to occupy Iraq which is news to me but I you learn something everyday. It is very detailed. For someone who is not very familiar with the Iraq's political landscape may get lost in the sea of names and numbers but that also make the book verifible. It basically gives the impression that Shi'is of Iraq do not have a strong identity and has been used by political figures in one way or other also reminds me the Azerbaijanis in Persia, different race same sect, where do you stand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well Researched Book
The author takes you straight to the subject and sinks deep into details that are rarely found in other books published in the English language. Excellent research with knowledge of culture and tradition that associates with this highly sensitive area. The most important argument made is that Shi'is of Iraq became a majority in the mid 19th century due to the active role of the seminaries in Najaf and Karabala spreading Shiisim Islam among the recently settled Arab tribes. ... Read more


29. Shi'ism
by Heinz Halm
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Heinz Halm's work presents a thorough discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam. Newly revised, Shi'ism includes updated information on the fate of the Shi'ite revolution in Iran as well as a new chapter on Iraq. Halm explores how Shi'ism differs from the rest of Islam, discussing the prominence of its authorities, the Imams, as well as its legal system, practices of worship, places of pilgrimages, and a religious ethos characterized by a fervor to suffer for the cause.

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30. Shi'i Islam : Origins, Faith and Practices
by Mohammad A. Shomali
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Muslims are divided into two major sects: Sunni and Shi'i. What are their common features, by virtue of which both groups are said to follow the religion of Islam? What are their fundamental differences in doctrine and practice? Such questions are answered clearly and intelligently. This book will be of interest to students of Islam and religious studies generally.
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31. On God, Destiny and Existents (Islamic Translation Series)
by Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi, Parviz Morewedge
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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201-1274) was a renowned authority on and defender of Avicenna, who is regarded as one of the most influential of all Muslim philosophers. A brilliant thinker in his own right, al-Tusi was the author of over one hundred works dealing with astronomy and philosophy as well as Shi'ite theology, history, and mysticism. On God, Destiny, and Existents is a collection of his treatises that examine such topics as free will and moral responsibility within the framework of his sophisticated determinism. This work epitomizes al-Tusi's unique approach that employs his mathematical skills in the service of philosophical issues. Prime among these is his argument against atomism and in favor of the indivisibility of substances. ... Read more


32. Doctrines of Shi`i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices
by Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani
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This wide-ranging, comprehensive overview of the main theological and jurisprudential tenets of Shi'i Islam deals with such issues as the nature of being and the problem of evil. The range of themes covered, its precise style, and the means by which traditional Shi'i beliefs and practices are substantiated render this book both informative and original. It offers a valuable insight into mainstream ideological thinking within the official religious establishment in Iran today.
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Book about Shi'ite belief
If you want to know what shi'ites believe from a scholar of shi'ism himself, please do read the book. Most of the books available in the market about shi'ism is only a view by other people as to what shi'ites believe rather than what shi'ites actually believe. ... Read more


33. On Faith in Divine Unity and Trust in Divine Providence: Kitab at-tawhid wa tawakkul
by Al-Ghazali, Iman Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali
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1-0 out of 5 stars A word on translation
Kitab al-Tawhid wa al-Tawakkul is a significant part of al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din, so I purchased it the first time I saw its translation. Unfortunately, it is my humble opinion that the translation is a little disappointing in that it is hardly acceptable by scholarly standards, which does not allow the reader to enjoy what the author has to say about the subject matter of the book. In many places, the meanings of the original Arabic statements were not reflected in the English interpretation at all, and this seems to have led the translator to be too liberal at times in interpreting those statements. The English rendition of certain crucial statements appear to be far-fetched interpretations and hardly make sense, at least to me. I do not think al-Ghazali actually says, in many places, what the translator claims he says. Readers who do not know Arabic to check the Arabic original must be very careful and cautious in reading it. I am just wondering if the Arabic-knowing people listed in the acknowledgments have really read and checked the translation at all. This work seems to be the result of a perfunctory effort and needs a total revision. It is just not fair to al-Ghazali, nor to the reader.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Nice Take On The Concept Of Tawheed
Though I have serveal issues with Imam al Ghazali I really enjoyed his personal insight into the reality of tawhid. People generally love or hate Imam al Ghazali, but I have read his works from time to time convinced he has something important to say. While he doesn't have all of the answers (who does), and his opinions about women leave much to be desires, his deeper spiritual insights are quite complex and interesting. He articulates the intricacies of tawid and explains its operative fucntion. The operative function of tawhid as a state of being is that the multiplicities of Allah's creation are understood to be an extension of that One to whom all worship is due. In such a state the slave of Allah is interacting with Allah on a personal level through the medium of His creation (when the slave gives charity to someone in need, he is actually giving it to Allah). Much more can be said about the merits of this manuscript, but I dont wish to overemphasize to the extent of redundancy. If you really want to untangle this business of tawhid and have run into the narrow and over-simplistic explanations given in the numerous wahabi publications of today- then this is a good book for you. ... Read more


34. The Shiites
by David Pinault
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Catlog: Book (1992-08-15)
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This book describes what Shiism means to those who actually practice it and serves as both an excellent introduction to the subject and an original work of scholarship.
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35. The Twelver Shi'a As A Muslim Minority In India: Pulpit Of Tears (Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law)
by Toby M. Howarth
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36. Early Shi'i Thought : The Teachings of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (I.B.Tauris in Association With the Institute of Ismaili Studies)
by Arzina R. Lalani
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Asin: 1860644341
Catlog: Book (2001-03-09)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
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Imam Muhammad al-Baqir was one of the most erudite Muslims of his age and played a significant role in the history of early Islam. At once a versatile leader and scholar, he was also an authority on the exegesis of the Qur'an, the traditions of the Prophet, and all matters relating to the rites, rituals, and practice of Islam. Using hitherto largely ignored Shi'i sources, Arzina R. Lalani explores al-Baqir's pivotal contributions to Islamic thought in its early formative period, contributions that were powerfully to affect developments in Shi'a law, theology, and religious practice. This study gives particular attention to al-Baqir's vital role in the formulation of the function and nature of the self.
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37. Mediaeval Isma'ili History and Thought
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Catlog: Book (1996-05-09)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Until recently, the Ismai`ilis were judged almost exclusively on the basis of hostile Muslim and European sources. This volume, the result of some of the most recent scholarship in the area and written by leading contemporary authorities in the field, sheds a new and more realistic light on their history. ... Read more


38. Contemplation and Action : The Spiritual Autobiography of a Shi'i Philosopher
by Nasir al-Din Tusi
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Asin: 1850439087
Catlog: Book (1998-07-15)
Publisher: Institute for Ismaili Studies
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Nasir al-Din Tusi, the renowned Shi'i scholar of the 13th century, produced a wide range of writings in different fields of learning under Ismaili patronage and later under the Mongols. His work brought him great acclaim and, as a result of his changing affiliations in the course of a brilliant scholastic career, he is claimed by both Twelver Shi'i and Ismaili traditions. Contemplation and Actionis Tusi's spiritual autobiography in which he recounts details of his early education, his search for knowledge and his eventual conversion to the Ismaili faith. Translated for the first time into English, it is published here with the full Persian text and a substantial introductory essay on Tusi's life and thought.
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39. A Monumental Manifestation of the Shi'Ite Faith in Late Twelfth-Century Iran: The Case of the Gunbad-I 'Alawiyan, Hamadan (Oxford Studies in Islamic Art)
by Raya Shani
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Asin: 0197280218
Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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This is the first book to study the medieval monument of the Gunbad-i 'Alawiyan in Hamadan, Iran, a striking architectural phenomenon featuring exquisite brick and stucco decoration both within and without. The author offers solutions to a number of controversial questions surrounding the structure, including the identity of the patron who commissioned the monument and the reason for its erection. ... Read more


40. The Formative Period of Twelver Shi'Ism: Hadith As Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad (Culture and Civilisation in the Middle East)
by Andrew J. Newman
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Asin: 0700712771
Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
Publisher: Routledge/Curzon
Sales Rank: 1460225
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