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An Introduction to Shi'i Islam

AuthorMoojan Momen
Title of item
An Introduction to Shi'i Islam
Subtitle of item
The History and Doctrines of Twelver Shi'ism
Publisher of this ed.
Oxford: George Ronald
Date of this edition 1985
Permission other
Scanned 1996 by Duane Troxel
Posted 2002-02-03 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Books
Abstract REMOVED BY REQUEST OF AUTHOR, 2020-10-20.

The most lengthy and authoritative contemporary overview of Shi'ism; a commonly-assigned college textbook. Includes biographies of prominent historical figures. Not yet formatted.

Notes This is an unformatted version of the text from Ocean. A scan of the published version can be partly read online at google books.

See also a 1/4-length summary of this book, momen_introduction_shii_sumary, and a short encyclopedia version, momen_encyclopedia_shii_islam.

Tags Covenant (general); Hadith; Hidden Imam; Imams; Interfaith dialogue; Iran, General history; Islam; Occultation; Philosophy; Prophecies; Quran; Return; Shiism; Sufism; Twelfth Imam; Two seas; Ulama; Words and phrases
Locations Iran (documents)
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