Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions

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A study of the origin and development of the Ibadi Imamate ideal into its medieval Arabian and North African articulations, this study traces the distinctive features of the Ibadi imama to precedents among the early Kharijites, Rashidun Caliphs and pre-Islamic Arabs. Using the four "states of religion" (masalik al-din) as an organizing principle for its chapters, the book examines the four associated Imam-types that are appropriate to such states - the Imam al-Zuhur (Imam of Manifestation), Imam al-Difa'a (Imam of Defense), ...

Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199738939

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