9781780747873

Shi'I Islam A Beginner's Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9781780747873

  • ISBN10:

    178074787X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/22/2015
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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Summary

Dr Moojan Momen provides readers with an accessible and insightful introduction to the Shi'i branch of Islam, taking us from its beginnings after the death of the Prophet Muhammad through to the present day. As well as providing a historical overview, the book also introduces readers to Shi'i doctrines and practices, explains the key differences between the Shi'i and Sunni branches of Islam, and addresses the role and position of women within Shi'i communities.

Author Biography

Dr. Moojan Momen has lectured at many universities on topics in Middle Eastern studies and religious studies. A graduate of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, his previous books include The Baha'i Faith: A Beginner's Guide which was also published by Oneworld.

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