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Hussein Ali Abdulsater

in Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404402
eISBN:
9781474434898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404402.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an overview of Murtaḍā’s context and a detailed account of his life. It thus studies his career as student, teacher, politician and religious authority. As the head of the ... More


Genealogical Prestige and Marriage Strategy among the Ahl al-Bayt: The Case of the al-Sadr Family in Recent Times

Raffaele Mauriello

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines how genealogy may be used for writing about the past by focusing on the family of the Prophet Muhammad and the evidence that genealogies provide regarding marriage alliances and ... More


The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Teresa Bernheimer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is an study of the ʻAlids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution of 750 to the Saljuq period of 1100. Exploring their rise from both a religious point of view ... More


Introduction

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide a social history of the ʻAlids in the crucial five centuries from the ʻAbbāsid Revolution to the Saljūqs (second/eighth to ... More


Genealogy, Money and the Drawing of Boundaries

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses Ṭālibid genealogies as the historiographic footprint of the emergence of the Prophet's descendants as the First Family of Islam. Written mostly by and for the family of the ... More


Shifting Hierarchies and Emphasising Kinship: ʿAlid Marriage Patterns

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the ʻAlids' financial privileges, false claimants to ʻAlid status, and the ʻAlids' marriage patterns. It shows that as they rose to the top of the hierarchy of Muslim society, ... More


The Niqāba, the Headship of the ʿAlid Family

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the emergence of the ʻAlids as the First Family of Islam through an examination of the niqāba, ‘the headship’ of the ʻAlid family. It focuses on the still little-understood ... More


The ʿAlids as Local Nobility

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter draws together the themes of the previous chapters and gives a case study of two prominent families in the Islamic East, the Āl Zubāra and the Āl BuṭṭĀnĪ. Both families combined their ... More


Conclusion

Teresa Bernheimer

in The ʿAlids: The First Family of Islam, 750-1200

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748638475
eISBN:
9780748693894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638475.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents some final thoughts. This book examined how the ʻAlids attained and extended their special status from the ʻAbbāsid Revolution of 132/750 to the end of the fifth/eleventh ... More


Founding Mothers, Speaking Sisters: Lineaments of Community in History

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Fawwaz’s portraits of early Muslim women, especially those of ahl al-bayt, the Prophet Muhammad’s family and lineage. It highlights her presentations of Alid and early Shi’i ... More


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