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The Ismailis in the Middle Ages

A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

by Shafique N. Virani

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages322
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ISBN 100195311736
ISBN 109780195311730

The Shia Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples living in over 25 countries around the world, united in their allegiance to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (known to the Ismailis as Mawlana Hazar Imam), the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) and direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). Buy (ebook) Ismailis in the Middle Ages by Shafique N. Virani, eBook format, from the Dymocks online bookstore.

Until the middle of the 20th century, the Ismailis were studied and judged almost exclusively on the basis of evidence collected or fabricated by their detractors. As a result, a variety of myths and legends circulated widely, both in Muslim societies and in the West, regarding the teachings and practices of the Ismailis. The breakthrough in Ismaili studies came with the. Ismaili Thought in the Classical Age. Islam The Religion of My Ancestors. Taalim - Grade 1, Book 2. Taalim - Grade 1, Book 3. Taalim - Grade 1, Book 4. Taalim - Grade 1, Book 5. Taalim - Grade 1, Book 6. The Ismailis in the Middle Ages. The Ismailis. The Sacred Foundation. The Arts of Islam. The Prince Aga Khan.

Among Khoja Ismailis, the zakat is % of cash income and among other Ismailis of Iran, Syria, Central Asia, and China, the zakat is 10% of cash income and other %s of non-cash assets like crops and livestock. The entire zakat amount is given to the Ismaili Imam through his representatives in the Jamatkhanas, called Mukhi-Sahibs. Even Shafique N Virani in his book “The Ismailis in the Middle Ages” pages / states: Professor Ivanow said his friends were surprised that even after “most brutal pesecution, wholesale slaughter, age-long hostility and suppression were unable to annihilate the [Ismaili.


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At the same time, the Ismailis in the Middle Ages split into two main groups who followed different spiritual leaders. The Nizari Ismailis came to have a line of imams now represented by the Agha Khans, while the Tayyibi Ismailis – known in South Asia as the Bohras – came to be led by da'is (vicegerents of the concealed imams).5/5(2).

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their own type of collection is the first scholarly attempt to survey the modern history of both Ismaili groupings since the middle of the 19th century. It covers a variety.

Drawing on an astonishing array of sources gathered from many countries around the globe, The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation is a richly nuanced and compelling study of the murkiest portion of this era.

Synopsis. In the thirteenth century, an edict of the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan ordained that the Ismaili Muslims, who had hitherto resisted all attempts at subjugation, be utterly destroyed.

This book examines the obscure portion of this period, from the mid-thirteenth century to the end of the fifteenth century/5(2). None of that people should be spared, not even the babe in its cradle. With these chilling words, the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan declared his intention to destroy the Ismailis, one of the most intellectually and politically significant Muslim communities of medieval Islamdom.

The massacres that followed convinced observers that this powerful voice of Shi'i Islam had been forever. The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation - Official Book Trailer.

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Virani Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp., $ (cloth)Author: Zahra N. Jamal. Get this from a library. The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: a history of survival, a search for salvation. [Shafique N Virani] -- ""None of that people should be spared, not even the babe in its cradle." With these chilling words, the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan declared his intention to destroy the Ismailis, one of the most.

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Lowest price and Replacement Guarantee. The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for SalvationShafique N. Virani Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp., $ (cloth) The thirteenth century witnessed the Mongols’ utter destruction and devastation of the Muslim world.

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This text examines the. The Ismaili's in the Middle Ages, is a detailed yet interesting account of how the various Ismaili communities managed to construct an identity via various tactics so as to respond to the challenges of the various religious and socio-political scopic-regimes within their lands/5(2).

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The Ismailis in the Middle Ages. In the thirteenth century, an edict of the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan ordained that the Ismaili Muslims, who had hitherto resisted all attempts at subjugation, be utterly destroyed. Shafique Virani examines the most obscure portion of this period, from the mid-thirteenth century to the end of the fifteenth century.

A comprehensive treatment of Ismaili medieval history in its entirety. It will have great appeal to all scholars of medieval Islam. Farhad Daftary is one of the world's leading authorities on Ismaili history and literature. This important book, by an internationally acknowledged expert in Ismaili studies, introduces Ismaili history and thought in medieval s: 2.Magnificent castles and fortresses in remote, mountainous regions were built for refuge and defensive purposes by the Ismaili Muslims of Iran and Syria fleeing from persecution during the early middle ages.

Often superior in construction to those built by the Crusaders, these castles withstood numerous offensives for over two centuries until the middle of the thirteenth century .