Until now, understanding of this community has mainly relied on sources produced outside of the group, which are inaccurate or polemical in nature. This book looks at newly recovered primary texts in order to study the Ghulat first hand.
Author: Musheg Asatryan
Publisher: Shi I Heritage
Among the various Muslim communities that were articulating their doctrinal positions in the early Islamic centuries, one in particular was known derisively as the Ghulat ("extremists"). This was owing to their specific interpretation of Islam, which included an "extreme" devotion to the Shi'i Imams and the family of the Prophet, and controversial religious ideas, such as the transmigration of souls into other human or sub-human forms. Widely active in Iraq in the 8th and 9th centuries, the Ghulat developed a complex worldview and produced a rich religious literature. Until now, understanding of this community has mainly relied on sources produced outside of the group, which are inaccurate or polemical in nature. This book looks at newly recovered primary texts to study the Ghulat first hand. Mushegh Asatryan examines the development of the Ghulat writings, situating the community within a broader historical context and offering a comprehensive survey of their distinctive cosmology. Through his detailed analysis, the book offers insight into the formation of one of the earliest religious traditions in Islamic history as well as the nature of the community in which texts were produced and circulated.
Controversies. in. Formative. Shiʿi. Islam: The. ghulat. Muslims. and. their.
Beliefs. Mushegh Asatryan London: I.B. Tauris, 2017. 206 pages. Research into
the formative period of Shiʿi Islam has come a long way in the last couple of
Author: Ovamir Anjum
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and international journal that publishes a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world: anthropology, economics, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, and law.
219–266; (II), Der Islam, 58 (1981), pp. 15–86. Halm's pioneering work has been
updated with new material by Mushegh Asatryan, Controversies in Formative
Shiʿi Islam. The Ghulat Muslims and their Beliefs (London and New York 2017);
Author: Orkhan Mir-Kasimov
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
She works on Near Eastern nondogmatic milieux (Heterodox Shi'a trends,
Yezidis), ethno-religious identities, and contact zones. She is ... He is the author
of Controversies in Formative Shii Islam: The Ghulat Muslims and their Beliefs ...
Author: Garry W. Trompf
The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, written by a distinguished international team of experts to explore Gnostic movements from the distant past until today. These themes are examined across sixty-seven chapters in a variety of contexts, from the ancient pre-Christian to the contemporary. The volume considers the intersection of Gnosticism with Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Indic practices and beliefs, and also with new religious movements, such as Theosophy, Scientology, Western Sufism, and the Nation of Islam. This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource for religious studies students, scholars, and researchers of Gnostic doctrine and history.
The Intellectual in pre - Modern Iran In its formative period of development Islamic
thought , be it Sunni or Shia , was unable ... The law was developed as crown of
all disciplines , its authorities dictating to theology what problems it should deal ...
Author: Jürgen Gebhardt
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
Im modernen Begriff der "Verfassung" druckt sich der zentrale Sinngehalt des westlichen Ordnungsdenkens aus. Der Verfassung kommt darin die Doppelfunktion zu, sowohl die Spielregeln des politischen Systems vorzugeben wie auch die Sinngehalte der politischen Kultur zu normieren. Unter Berucksichtigung des jeweiligen politisch-kulturellen Selbstverstandnisses und der ideen- und gesellschaftsgeschichtlichen Bedingungen reflektieren die hier vorgelegten Beitrage und Fallstudien Moglichkeiten und Grenzen der Verfassung als Integrations- und Steuerungselement politischer Gesellschaften unter den Bedingungen der Globalisierung. Die politiktheoretischen Analysen zur Rolle des Konstitutionalismus in der Moderne fuaen in ihrer Mehrzahl auf Referaten, die im Rahmen eines wissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums der Sektion "Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte" der Deutschen Vereinigung fur Politische Wissenschaft gehalten wurden. Untersucht werden die USA, die Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Groabritannien, Kanada und Frankreich, Japan und der Iran. Durch den interkulturellen Vergleich und die exemplarischen Fallstudien liefert der Band anregende Beitrage zur empirischen Kulturforschung.
Author: Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam is a mandatory reference tool that will prove to be indispensable for students of all subjects which concern, or touch on, the religion and law of Islam. It includes all the articles contained in the first edition and supplement of the Encyclopedia of Islam which are particularly related to the religion and law of Islam. This volume has a vast geographical and historical scope which includes the old Arabo-Islamic Empire, the Islamic states of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and the various Muslim states and communities in Africa, Europe, and the former U.S.S.R. The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam contains an extensive index and bibliography. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
These considerations affect the legal controversy in the following ways . ...
Shīʻite groups . ... Ali ( the Eleventh Imam ) , and he is a wași , ' legatee ' , to his
father 274 ) FORMATIVE PERIOD OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT c) The formation of
Author: W. Montgomery Watt
Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
A clear picture of the main lines of philosophical development from the death of Muhammad in 632, to 950.
What was the nature and status of al - Aqsa during Islam's formative period ? ...
Shiites , who interpret that al - Aqsa is a mosque in heaven.29 This interpretation
reflect the Shiite anti - Umayyad emotions in ... During the Middle Ages , when the
issue of Jerusalem's status was a point of controversy , SANCTITY OF AL - AQSA
Author: Yitzhak Reiter
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
The book deals with the role of Jerusalem as a central religious-political symbol, and with the processes by which symbols of faith and sanctity are being employed in a political struggle. It examines the current Islamic ethos towards Jerusalem and the affinity between this religious ethos and the political aspirations of the Palestinians and other Arab and Islamic groups. It also compares current Jewish and Muslim narratives and processes of denial and de-legitimizing the affiliation of the other to the holy city and its sacred shrines and addresses the question whether religious outlook forms a major barrier for achieving peace in the Israeli-Arab arena.