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Despite a growing interest in the last hundred years in both orientalism and comparative religions, and the fact that there are over fifty million Shi'a Muslims, until now there has been no thorough and objective study of that part of Islam called Shi'ism for Western scholars. The present work provides a clear account of the origin, history, and doctrines of an important sector of the Muslim religious community. It is written by a distinguished leader of that community, who, in addition to possessing a thorough knowledge of its traditional history and literature, presents its rational-philosophic, traditional-legal, and gnostic-mystical elements with warmth and sympathy. The result is a well-integrated general picture which succeeds in giving the reader a clear and comprehensive picture of how the Shi'ite Muslim views his religion.
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Seyyed Hossein Nasr is Professor of the History of Science and Philosophy at Tehran University. Among his many books are Ideals and Realities of Islam, The Encounter of Man and Nature and Sufi Essays.Language Notes:
Text: English, Persian (translation)
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Book Description London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1975, in-8, tela edit. con titolo in oro al dorso, pp. XIV, 253, . Con ritratto dell'autore in antiporta. Persian Studies Series. Seller Inventory # LD/148460
Book Description Free islamic Literature, Inc. Hard cover. Condition: Good. no edition cited. Clean and bright with yellow highlighting. White boards are dirty. Closed tear along spine fold. Wear at spine neds and corners. Prev owner wrote wedding date and spouse's name on from pastedown.sewn binding, 253 p. 23 cm. white boards with purple and red printing and decoration.Translation of Shiah dar Islam. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 239-244. "The Institute of Pakistan, Rizvia Society, Karachi 18, Pakistan" on rear boards. No copyright information or dates of publication. Some typos corrected by pen before publishing. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Seller Inventory # CPB0000016403
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. Seller Inventory # SONG0042970334