Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read shi i islam. Luniversite m gill attahe une haute importan e a lhonnetete. We are both bahais and we have put together some introductory information about the bahai faith if you would like to look at that. This book is a general introduction to shi i islam specifically to twelver shi ism, to which the majority of shi is belong today.
Shia islam origins, shia islam history, shia islam beliefs. The task of writing a critical and wellinformed introduction to the study of islam that includes the rise of a religious tradition, its texts, the development of the society, its institutions and. The term almahdi was employed from the beginning of islam, but only as an honorific epithet and without any messianic significance. This book is a general introduction to shi i islam. An introduction to shii islam the history and doctrines. The question is not only who was the successor of muhammad but also the nature of the role of this successor, for it is on both these points that shi is and sunnis disagree. The history and doctrines of twelver shi ism by moojan momen has been recommended as a good source of information. Additionally, irans shia islamists, like the mb, are participatory in regards to. Shia muslims account for approximately 15 percent of the total muslim population in the world. Discount prices on books by moojan momen, including titles like movement for a global ethic. It deals with the history and development of this important religion, giving an account of shii doctrines and focusing in particular on those areas in which it differs from sunni islam. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
An introduction to shia islam and an encylopedia entry on shia islam by moojan momen. The starting point in any study of shi i islam must, by historical necessity, be the nature and composition of the muslim community which emerged at medina under the leadership of muhammad. The iranian revolution of 1979 and recent events in lebanon have greatly increased western interest in the shi i branch of islam, which is much less known than sunni islam. This article is a selection of excerpts from momens much longer book, which can be found. Nov, 2016 did you know that the bahai faith started as an offshoot of the shaykhi school of the ithnaashariyyih twelver sect of shiah islam. Dec 21, 2009 we use your linkedin profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read shii islam. This essay refers only to sharia law as found in the sunni islamic tradition.
The history and doctrines of twelver shi ism new ed by momen, m isbn. An introduction to shia islam, the history and doctrines of twelver shi ism. The comprehensive authority of the jurist in imamite jurisprudence. Shiism has the greatest influence in the contemporary world in iran where nearly 90 percent of. The following articles were written for possible inclusion in a short encyclopedia of the bahai faith, an ongoing project of the. This book is a general introduction to shii islamspecifically to twelver shiism, to which the majority of shiis belong today.
Click download or read online button to get an introduction to shi i islam book now. This course aims to teach something of the history and teachings of the twelver shii branch of islam. The book is not an introduction or guide to islam in general, and therefore he focuses exclusively what distinguishes shi i muslims from sunni muslims, and furthermore what distinguishes the three main sects of shi i islam from one another. Islamic belief system has just been publised by icel maida vale. Shiavault holds a variety of shia islamic books for online reading and in ereader formats epubmobi to the benefit of muslims and nonmuslims. Moojan momen studies area studies, qajar period, and shiism. Aug 01, 20 a beginners guide to hawza islamic seminary studies by ahlul bayt digital islamic library project pdf a meeting with s. The shia revival how conflicts within islam will shape the. This book is a general introduction to shii islamspecifically to twelver shiism, to which the.
In this beginners guide, dr moojan momen offers an accessible and comprehensive overview of shii islam, tracing. It wasduring this period of roughly three centuries that two dominant intellectual traditions emerged, sunnism and shism. Wendi and moojan momen the following pages represent our interests. It deals with the history and development of this important religion, giving an account of shi i doctrines and focusing in particular on those areas in which it differs from sunni islam. A beginners guide beginners guides by moojan momen isbn. From infallible imams to ayatollahs in iran, shii islam has long been a prominent.
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The history and doctrines of twelver shiism, by moojan momen. Introduction to shii islam by moojan momen, yale university press. As well as providing a historical overview, the book also introduces readers to shi i. It will consist mostly of a survey of the life of muhammad and a brief outline of the early history of islam as well as some of the fundamental elements of the teachings contained in the quran. I islam an introduction the initial centuries after the prophet muh. A bibliographical study by hossein modarressi tabatabai. This chapter is intended to set the background for the emergence of shii islam.
Jan 21, 2015 discovering shi i islam sheikh shomali. Crisis and consolidation in the formative period of shiite islam. Nov 04, 2008 an innovative, thematic presentation of the role of religion in human society, from traditional cultures to the modern world, this comprehensive account will prove invaluable for students, experts or the interested general readers seeking an understanding of the nature and significance of diverse religious experience. May 08, 20 for more on shia hadith see moojan momen, introduction to shi i islam 1985. A bahai approach to the claim of finality in islam by s.
An introduction to shii islam bahai library online. Download pdf an introduction to shi i islam free online. And the unjust ones say, you muslims are only following a victim of sorcery. The first chapter, some evidence for the truth of islam, answers some important questions which some people ask. Crisis and consolidation in the formative period of shi ite islam. Dr moojan momen provides readers with an accessible and insightful introduction to the shi i branch of islam, taking us from its beginnings after the death of the prophet muhammad through to the present day. An introduction to shi i islam download ebook pdf, epub. The succession to muhammad is clearly the key question in shi i islam and the principal factor separating shi is from the sunni majority. Summary of shii history and doctrines, excerpted from the book introduction to shii islam.1117 656 761 436 1169 179 1085 1005 507 1286 1541 1262 780 40 1202 897 964 285 830 2 2 244 1169 133 681 794 1205 1011 652 352 486