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Author Hoffman, Valerie J. (Valerie Jon), 1954- author.

Title The essentials of Ibadi Islam / Valerie J. Hoffman
Edition 1st ed
Published Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 344 p. )
Series Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East
Modern intellectual and political history of the Middle East.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Part 1. Introduction -- Part 2. Al-'Aqida 'I-Wahbiyya / Nasir b. Salim b. 'Udayyam al-Rawahi -- Author's Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Knowledge of God's Unity -- Chapter 2. The Knowledge of God -- Chapter 3. God's Essence and Attributes -- Chapter 4. The Roots of Religion, the Impossibility of Seeing God, and What Is Necessary and Impossible for God -- Chapter 5. Affiliation (Walaya) and Dissociation (Bara'a) -- Chapter 6. How to Deal with People Who Are Not of Muhammad's Umma -- Chapter 7. Knowledge and Action -- Part 3. 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Thamini al-Mus'abi on God's Power and Human Acts, from Kitab Ma'alim al-Din -- Chapter 3. On the Necessity of the Absolute Oneness of God Most High -- Chapter 4. On What Is Possible Concerning the Most High -- Glossary -- Biographical Dictionary -- References -- Index
Summary "Ibadi Islam is a distinct sect of Islam, neither Sunni nor Shi'ite, that emerged in the early Islamic period and remains active today in small pockets of North Africa and as the dominant sect of Oman. Despite its antiquity, it has often been misunderstood and remains little known. Seeking to redress this gap and to introduce this influential Islamic school to the non-Arabic-speaking world, Hoffman offers the first book-length overview of Ibadi theology published in English. Beginning with a concise overview of Ibadi history, Hoffman delineates the sectarian movement's role in the development of Islamic thought, tracing its distinctive teachings and literary history. In the second section, she provides annotated translations of two complementary modern Ibadi theological texts. This unique volume elucidates the religious and political thought by allowing the Ibadi tradition to speak for itself. The Essentials of Ibadi Islam gives readers, specialists and nonspecialists alike, a rare opportunity to understand the major teachings of Ibadi Islam."--Publisher's website
Notes Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Ibadites -- Doctrines
Ibadites -- History
Ibadites -- Doctrines.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012002857
ISBN 0815650841
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