Shi'I Islam: A Beginner's Guide

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Oneworld Publications, May 11, 2015 - Religion - 208 pages
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. As well as providing a historical overview, the book also introduces readers to Shi'i doctrines and practices, explains the key differences between the Shi'i and Sunni branches of Islam, and addresses the role and position of women within Shi'i communities.

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The succession to Muhammad
The life and times of the Twelve Imams
The political leadership of the Shiah
The intellectual and spiritual history of Shii Islam
Shii Islam as a lived religion
6The role and position of women
Shii doctrines and practices
Alternative Shii communities
Shii Islam in the contemporary world

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About the author (2015)

Dr Moojan Momen has lectured at many universities on topics in Middle Eastern studies and religious studies. A graduate of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, his previous books include The Baha'i Faith: A Beginner's Guide which was also published by Oneworld.

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