Master of the Age: An Islamic Treatise on the Necessity of the Imamate

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Few Islamic doctrines have provoked as much division and disagreement as those bound up with the imamate: or the office of supreme leader of the Muslim community following the Prophet's death. In the medieval period, while the caliphate still existed, rivalry among claimants to that position was especially bitter and intense, causing an instability that required resolution. In the early 5th/11th century the great Ismaili thinker Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani was mandated to compose a treatise called Lights to Illuminate the Proof ...

Master of the Age: An Islamic Treatise on the Necessity of the Imamate 2007, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845116040

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