An Ismaili Heresiography

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Author : Wilferd Madelung
ISBN : 9004110720
Genre : Religion
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This book presents the 'Chapter on Satan' (Bab al-shaytan) from a long unrecognized Ismaili work called the Kitab al-shajara by the fourth/tenth-century Khurasani dai, Abu Tammam. The satans of Abu Tammam's 'Chapter' are the founders and instigators of the seventy-two heretical sects of Islam. Each sect has been accorded a relatively lengthy description as perceived from a generally Shii and Mutazili point of view. Most entries offer new information about these sects and, in several cases, the account given is for a sect almost completely unknown in the existing Islamic heresiographical literature. The volume contains both a critical edition of the 'Bab al-shaytan' and a complete English translation of it.
Category: Religion

Intellectual Interactions In The Islamic World

Author : Orkhan Mir-Kasimov
ISBN : 9781838604875
Genre : History
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How has the Ismaili branch of Shi'i Islam interacted with other Islamic communities throughout history? The groups and movements that make up Islamic civilisation are diverse and varied yet, while scholarship has analysed many branches of Islam in isolation, the exchanges and mutual influences between them has not been sufficiently recognised. This book traces the interactions between Ismaili intellectual thought and the philosophies of other Islamic groups to shed light on the complex and interwoven nature of Islamic civilisation. Based on a broad range of primary sources from the early medieval to the late nineteenth century, the book brings together different disciplines within Islamic Studies to cover polemical and doctrinal literature, law, mysticism, rituals and philosophy. The main Ismaili groups, such as the Fatimids, Nizaris and Tayyibis, are represented, as well as lesser known traditions such as that associated with the mountain region of Badakhshan in Central Asia. Religious syncretism, particularly in the Indian subcontinent and in Yemen, is considered alongside cultural interactions as reflected in the circulation of books in Fatimid markets, and various literary and mythical traditions, some still little explored. The chapters include contributions from leading experts in the field shed new light on the close and complex relationships very different Islamic groups and movements have enjoyed throughout the centuries.
Category: History

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787646075
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ismaili And Other Arabic Manuscripts

Author : Delia Cortese
ISBN : 9781786723550
Genre : Religion
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Ismaili and Other Arabic Manuscripts is a supplement to Adam Gacek's two-volume Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, published in London, 1984-1985. This new catalogue includes 189 Arabic manuscripts not listed earlier by Gacek or which have been acquired since then by the Institute of Ismaili Studies Library. The majority of the works belong to the theological, philosophical and historical traditions of Fatimid and post-Fatimid Yemeni Ismaili literature, including manuscripts by important and hitherto unknown authors from Syria. The catalogue is arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically by title and provides details of the content of each work and other relevant information of a literary, historical and doctrinal nature. There are references to other catalogues listing the same works to be found in other collections, followed by details of the main editions, translations and studies. Ismaili and Other Arabic Manuscripts is fully illustrated with colour photographs of selected manuscripts.
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ISBN : IND:30000103039099
Genre : Oriental antiquities
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Islam And Rationality

Author : Frank Griffel
ISBN : 9789004307490
Genre : Religion
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The second volume of Islam and Rationality: The Impact of al-Ghazālī brings together twelve leading experts in the field of Ghazālī-studies who write about his thought and the influence he had on later Muslim thinkers.
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Fortresses Of The Intellect

Author : Omar Ali-de-Unzaga
ISBN : 9781786734662
Genre : Religion
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I.B.Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies Dedicated to the achievements of Farhad Daftary, the foremost authority in Ismaili Studies of our time, this volume gathers together a number of studies on intellectual and political history, particularly in the three main areas where the significance of Daftary's scholarship has had the largest impact - Ismaili Studies as well as Persian Studies and Shi'i Studies in a wider context. It focuses, but not exclusively, on the intellectual production of the Ismailis and their role in history, with discussions ranging from some of the earliest Ismaili texts, to thinkers from the Fatimid and the Alamut periods as well as relations of the Fatimids with other dynasties. Containing essays from some of the most respected scholars in Ismaili, Shi'i and Persian Studies (including Patricia Crone, M A Amir-Moezzi, C Edmund Bosworth and Robert Gleave), the book makes a significant contribution to wider scholarship in philosophical theology and medieval Islam. The contributors include: I. Afshar, H. Algar, M. A. Amir-Moezzi, S. J. Badakhchani, C. Baffioni, C. E. Bosworth, D. Cortese, P. Crone, D. De Smet, R. Gleave, H. Haji, I. Hajnal, A. H. Hamdani, C. Hillenbrand, A. C. Hunsberger, H. Landolt, L. Lewisohn, W. Madelung, A. Nanji, A. J. Newman, I. K. Poonawala and P. E. Walker.
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In The Age Of Al F R B

Author : Peter Adamson
ISBN : UCSC:32106019378766
Genre : Philosophy, Arab
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Contains papers that cover a conference held at the Warburg Institute in 2006 to consider the philosophy of al-Farabi alongside other intellectual developments of his time, together with a wide range of other figures and traditions from the period.
Category: Philosophy, Arab

Bibliography Of Islamic Philosophy

Author : Hans Daiber
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127477995
Genre : Reference
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This publication supplements the author ́s BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY and discloses in an extensive index the contents of more than 3000 books and articles, which were published since 1999. It underlines again the importance of Islamic philosophy for the history of philosophy and for the humanities
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Fatimid History And Ismaili Doctrine

Author : Paul Ernest Walker
ISBN : 0754659526
Genre : History
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The thirteen studies in this volume explore critical problems in Fatimid history and historiography, many specifically focused on the content of doctrinal writings produced by the Ismaili supporters and agents of this caliphate who worked on behalf of the dynasty both within the empire and outside. Several concern issues in disputes that separated the various factions of Medieval Islam and served to distinguish the Ismailis from the rest, often branding the Fatimids with the charge of heterodoxy. Others deal with the consequence of Shiite rule over a largely non-Shiite populace. Yet others involve the relationship between religious ideology and the administration of government.
Category: History

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124517728
Genre : American literature
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Language And Heresy In Ismaili Thought

Author : Jamal Ali
ISBN : UOM:39015079334648
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The heretofore unpublished Kitab al-Zina, virtually unknown in western scholarship, is a glossary of important Islamic terms by the 9th/10th-century Ismaili polymath Abu Hatim al-Razi. Some lament that Razi's historical approach to etymology failed to catch on and that had it done so, the face of Arabic dictionary writing might have been altered for the better. His organization of material was uniquely Ismaili as he took pains to synthesize contradictory information into a harmonious whole. This study examines sections of Razi's work with a view towards his contributions to the field of grammar and linguistics.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Index Islamicus

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ISBN : UOM:39015079954114
Genre : Africa, North
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The Biography Of Muhammad

Author : Harald Motzki
ISBN : UOM:39015054461242
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ten revised versions of presentations at an international colloquium held in October 1997 in Nijmagen, the Netherlands, provide a range of methodological approaches and use varying types of evidence to examine issues around the sources for the several biographies of The Prophet written between the end of the second and end of the third Islamic centuries. Five of them look at the development of the sira tradition of writing the life of Muhammad; the other five at the historical reliability of the biographical source material, including that used by the earliest Christian writings. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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Shi Ism

Author : Etan Kohlberg
ISBN : UOM:39015058077374
Genre : Religion
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. Acknowledgements. . . General Editor's Preface. . . Introduction. . 1. How Did the Early Shi'a Become Sectarian?. 3. 2. Only the Man of God is Human: Theology and Mystical Anthropology According to Early Imami Exegesis (Aspects of Twelver Imamology IV). 17. 3. The Death of al-Husayn b. 'Ali and Early Shi'i Views of the Imamate. 41. 4. The Hashimiyyat of al-Kumayt and Hashimi Shi'ism. 87. 5. The Crisis of the Imamate and the Institution of Occultation in Twelver Shi'ism: a Sociohistorical Perspective. 109. 6. The Four Sufara' of the Twelfth Imam: On the Formative Period of the Twelver Shi'a. 135. 7. Some Remarks on the Imami Firaq Literature. 153. 8. The Development of the Term Ghulat in Muslim Literature with Special Reference to the Kaysaniyya. 169. 9. Bayan b. Sam'an and the Bayaniyya: Shi'ite Extremists of Umayyad Iraq. 195. 10. The Kamiliya: On the Genesis of a Heresiographical Tradition. 209. 11. The Early History of Zaydi Shi'ism in Daylaman and Gilan. 221. 12. The Earliest Isma'ilis. 235. 13. Isma'ilis and Qarmatians. 267. 14. Methods and Forms of the Earliest Isma'ili Da'wa. 277. 15. On the Meaning of the 'Abbasid Call to al-Rida. 291. 16. The 'Abbasid Dawla: an Essay on the Concept of Revolution in Early Islam. 309. 17. The Religious Policy of the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Ma'mun. 333. . General Index. 355.
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The Writers Directory 2008

Author : Michelle Kazensky
ISBN : 155862600X
Genre : Authors
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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
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