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An introduction to Shiʻi Islam : the history and doctrines of Twelver Shiʻism

Author: Moojan Momen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This book clarifies the reality of Shi'i Islam and (describes the) differences between it and Sunni Islam ... The author has concentrated on the Ithna-Ashari (Twelver) Shi'is who form the majority of the population of Iran today. He also describes other forms of Shi'ism such as the Ismailis and the Ghulat ... [and] Sufism and 'Irfan (Gnosis).-Foreword.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Moojan Momen
OCLC Number: 53464167
Notes: Originally published: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©1985.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Outline of the life of Muhammad --
Lives of the Imams and early divisions among the Shi'is --
Early history of Shi'i Islam, AD 632-1000 --
Shi'i Islam in the medieval period, AD 1000-1500 --
Shi'i Islam in modern times, AD 1500-1900 --
Imamate --
Twelfth Imam, his occultation and return --
Doctrines, ritual practices and social transactions --
Shi-i jurisprudence and the religious hierarchy --
Sufism, 'Irfan and Hikma --
Schools within Twelver Shi'ism --
Popular religion --
Contemporary Shi'ism --
Appendices: Chronology of political and religious events in Shi'i history; Shi'i dynasties' Biographies of prominent Ulama.
Responsibility: by Moojan Momen.

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This book clarifies the reality of Shi'i Islam and (describes the) differences between it and Sunni Islam ... The author has concentrated on the Ithna-Ashari (Twelver) Shi'is who form the majority of the population of Iran today. He also describes other forms of Shi'ism such as the Ismailis and the Ghulat ... [and] Sufism and 'Irfan (Gnosis).-Foreword.

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