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Origins and Early History: Shī῾īs, Ismailis and Qarmaṭīs

Farhad Daftary

in A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748609048
eISBN:
9780748671281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609048.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter aims to situate the early Ismailis and the initiation of their movement or da'wa within the broader context of the formative period of Shī'ī Islam. In the event, it sheds light on the ... More


Multiple Identities in a Pluralistic World: Shi'ism in America

Liyakat Takim

in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Most discussions on Islam in America have focused on Sunni Muslims, thereby neglecting the experience of Shi'i Muslims. As a matter of fact, it is correct to state that, even in academic discourses, ... More


“only Monotheists May be Entrusted With Slaughter”: The Targets of Shiʿi Foreign Food Restrictions

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Shi'is face an uphill battle in their efforts to justify prohibitions against nearly all foodstuffs associated with all non-Muslims. The Qur'an, after all, distinguishes People of the Book from ... More


Introduction

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the history of the Jews in Iran during the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on their religious, social, and political status during the reign of Nasir al-Din Shah (1848–1896). ... More


The Regime and the Shi‘is in the 1990s

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the Ba’thist regime’s policies toward Shi’is and Shi’ism in Iraq during the 1990s and early 2000s. Iraqi Shi’is attempted to guard their independence; but after a decade of ... More


Emergence of Religious Insurgencies in Iraq

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses how the breakdown of the Iraqi regime in 2003 led to religious insurgencies in Iraq. Sunni Islamists and jihadists were given the space and opportunity to organize in a way ... More


Co-opting and Coercing Shi‘ism

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of sectarianism in Iraq. It acknowledges that sectarianism certainly existed, and that many of the regime’s policies were based on Sunni assumptions about Islam. ... More


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