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The most learned of the Shiʻa : the institution of the Marjaʻ taqlid

Author: Linda S Walbridge
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays explores the nature of political and religious leadership in Shi'ism. Contributors look at a variety of critical historical periods-from medieval to modern-to reveal the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda S Walbridge
ISBN: 019513799X 9780195137996
OCLC Number: 50661184
Description: xii, 264 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Shiʻism and authority / Linda S. Walbridge. --
The life of an ʻAlim / Sayyid Niʻmatuʼllah Al-Jazaʼiri, translation by E.G. Browne. --
The Imam's return: messianic leadership in late medieval Shiʻism / Shahzad Bashir. --
Fayd al-Kashani and the rejection of the clergy/state alliance: friday prayer a politics in the Safavid period / Andrew J. Newman. --
The economic role of the Ulama in Qajar Persia / Willem Floor. --
Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsaʼi on the sources of religious authority / Juan R.I. Cole. --
Fatima's religious authority in an early work by the Bab / Toff Lawson. --
Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr: the search for new foundations / John Walbridge. --
Baqir al-Sadr's quest for the Marjaʻiya / Talib Aziz. --
ʻAlima Bint al-Huda, women's advocate? Joyce Wiley. --
The fundamental problem in the clerical establishment / Morteza Motahari; Farhad Arshad, translator; Hamid Dabashi, introduction. --
Analysis of Khomeini's proofs for al-Wilaya al-Mutlaqa (comprehensive authority) of the jurist / Talib Aziz. --
The portrayal of an academic rivalry: Najaf and Qum in the writings and speeches of Khomeini, 1964-78 / Devin J, Stewart. --
The counterreformation: becoming a Marjaʻ in the modern world / Linda S. Walbridge. --
The Marjaʻ and the survival of a community: the Shiʻa of Medina / Yousif al-Khoei.
Responsibility: edited by Linda S. Walbridge.

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