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Author Daftary, Farhad.

Title The Study of Shi'i Islam : History, Theology and Law / Edited by Farhad Daftary and Gurdofarid Miskinzoda
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 616 pages)
Series Shi'i heritage series ; 2
Shi'i heritage series ; 2
Contents Part I. History and Historiography. Introduction /Wilferd Madelung -- Reflections on the Expression din 'Ali : The Origins of the Shi'i Faith /Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi -- The Study of the Ismailis : Phases and Issues /Farhad Daftary -- Al-Maqrizis Connection to the Fatimids /Nasser Rabbat. Part II. The Qur'an and its Shi'i interpretations. Introduction /Meir M. Bar-Asher -- What Defines a (Pre-modern) Shi'i Tafsir? Notes Towards the History of the Genre of Tafsir in Islam, in Light of the Study of the Shi'i Contribution /Andrew Rippin -- The Tafsir of al-Hibari (d. 286/899) : Qur'anic Exegesis and Early Shi'i Esotericism /Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi -- The Empire Writes Back : Fatimid Ismaili Ta'wil (Allegoresis) and the Mysteries of the Ancient Greeks /David Hollenberg The Authority to Interpret the Qur'an /Meir M. Bar-Asher. Part III. Shi'i Hadith. Introduction /Etan Kohlberg
The Role of the Imam-caliph as Depicted in Official Treatises and Documents Issued by the Fatimids /Paul E. Walker -- Minority Reports : Twelver Shi'i Disputations and Authority in the Buyid Period /Andrew J. Newman. Part VI. Theology. Introduction /Wilferd Madelung -- Early Imami Theology as Reflected in the Kitab al-kafi of al-KuIayni /Wilferd Madelung -- Al-Shaykh al-Tusi: His Writings on Theology and their Reception /Hassan Ansari and Sabine Schmidtke. Part VII. Rites and Rituals. Introduction /Gerald R. Hawting -- Ashura Rituals, Identity and Politics : A Comparative Approach (Lebanon and India) /Sabrina Mervin -- The Luminous Lamp : The Practice of Chiragh-i rawshan among the Ismailis of Central Asia /Hakim Elnazarov. Part VIII. Philosophy and Intellectual Traditions. Introduction /Daniel De Smet -- Shahrastani's Hanif Revelation : A Shi'i Philosophico-Hermeneutical System /Toby Mayer
Writing and Resistance : The Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Early Shi'ism /Maria Massi Dakake -- Pre-Buyid Hadith Literature: The Case of al-Barqi from Qumm (d. 274/888 or 280/894) in Twelve Sections /Roy Vilozny -- The Story of 'Pen and Paper' and its Interpretation in Muslim Literary and Historical Tradition /Gurdofarid Miskinzoda. Part IV. Shi'i law. Introduction /Mohyddin Yahia -- Renunciation (Zuhd) in the Early Shi'i Tradition /Christopher Melchert -- The Evolution of al-Qadi al-Nu'man's Theory of Ismaili Jurisprudence as Reflected in the Chronology of his Works on Jurisprudence /Ismail K. Poonawala -- The Theory of Mal among the Zaydis /Sayyid Zayd al-Wazir. Part V. Authority. Introduction /Andrew J. Newman -- 'Seeking the Face of God' : The Safawid Hikmat Tradition's Conceptualisation of Walaya Takwiniyya /Sajjad Rizvi
Summary Shi'i Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both a major world religion and civilization. The prolific achievements of Shi'i theologians, philosophers and others are testament to the spiritual and intellectual wealth of this community. Yet Shi'i studies has unjustly remained a long-neglected field, despite the important contribution that Shi'ism has made to Islamic traditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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In English and Arabic
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Subject Shīʻah -- History.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0755608208