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

Author: Moojan Momen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Moojan Momen
ISBN: 0300034997 9780300034998 0300035314 9780300035315
OCLC Number: 13093132
Description: xxii, 397 pages, [40] pages of photographs : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: An outline of the life of Muhammad and the early history of Islam --
The question of the succession to Muhammad --
The lives of the Imams and early divisions among the Shiʻis --
Early history of Shiʻi Islam, AD 632-1000 --
Shiʻi Islam in the medieval period, AD 1000-1500 --
Shiʻi Islam in modern times, AD 1500-1900 --
The Imamate --
The Twelfth Imam, his occultation and return --
Doctrines, ritual practices and social transactions --
Shiʻi jurisprudence and the religious hierarchy --
Sufism, ʻIrfān and Ḥikma --
Schools within Twelver Shiʻism --
The popular religion --
Contemporary Shiʻism.
Responsibility: by Moojan Momen.

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