Part I. History and Historiography.Introduction /Wilferd Madelung Reflections on the Expression din 'Ali : The Origins of the Shi'i Faith /Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi The Study of the Ismailis : Phases and Issues /Farhad Daftary Al-Maqrizis Connection to the Fatimids /Nasser Rabbat.Part II.The Qur'an and its Shi'i interpretations. Introduction /Meir M. Bar-Asher What Defines a (Pre-modern) Shi'i Tafsir? Notes Towards the History of the Genre of Tafsir in Islam, in Light of the Study of the Shi'i Contribution /Andrew Rippin The Tafsir of al-Hibari (d. 286/899) : Qur'anic Exegesis and Early Shi'i Esotericism /Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi The Empire Writes Back : Fatimid Ismaili Ta'wil (Allegoresis) and the Mysteries of the Ancient Greeks /David Hollenberg The Authority to Interpret the Qur'an /Meir M. Bar-Asher.Part III. Shi'i Hadith.Introduction /Etan Kohlberg Writing and Resistance : The Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Early Shi'ism /Maria Massi Dakake Pre-Buyid Hadith Literature: The Case of al-Barqi from Qumm (d. 274/888 or 280/894) in Twelve Sections /Roy Vilozny The Story of 'Pen and Paper' and its Interpretation in Muslim Literary and Historical Tradition /Gurdofarid Miskinzoda.Part IV. Shi'i law.Introduction /Mohyddin Yahia Renunciation (Zuhd) in the Early Shi'i Tradition /Christopher Melchert The Evolution of al-Qadi al-Nu'man's Theory of Ismaili Jurisprudence as Reflected in the Chronology of his Works on Jurisprudence /Ismail K. Poonawala The Theory of Mal among the Zaydis /Sayyid Zayd al-Wazir.Part V. Authority.Introduction /Andrew J. Newman 'Seeking the Face of God' : The Safawid Hikmat Tradition's Conceptualisation of Walaya Takwiniyya /Sajjad Rizvi The Role of the Imam-caliph as Depicted in Official Treatises and Documents Issued by the Fatimids /Paul E. Walker Minority Reports : Twelver Shi'i Disputations and Authority in the Buyid Period /Andrew J. Newman.Part VI. Theology.Introduction /Wilferd Madelung Early Imami Theology as Reflected in the Kitab al-kafi of al-KuIayni /Wilferd Madelung Al-Shaykh al-Tusi: His Writings on Theology and their Reception /Hassan Ansari and Sabine Schmidtke.Part VII. Rites and Rituals.Introduction /Gerald R. Hawting Ashura Rituals, Identity and Politics : A Comparative Approach (Lebanon and India) /Sabrina Mervin The Luminous Lamp : The Practice of Chiragh-i rawshan among the Ismailis of Central Asia /Hakim Elnazarov.Part VIII. Philosophy and Intellectual Traditions.Introduction /Daniel De Smet Shahrastani's Hanif Revelation : A Shi'i Philosophico-Hermeneutical System /Toby Mayer Philosophising at the Margins of Shi'i Studies : Reflections on Ibn Sina's Ontology /Nader El-Bizri.
Papers resulting from a 2010 colloquium sponsored by the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
In English and Arabic.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
BP193.5 .S78 2014
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