Shi'I Islam: A Beginner's Guide
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
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