By Farhad Daftary
The Ismailis characterize an incredible Shi?i Muslim neighborhood with wealthy highbrow and literary traditions. The complicated background of the Ismailis dates again to the second/eighth century once they separated from different Shi?i teams lower than the management in their personal imams. quickly afterwards, the Ismailis organised a dynamic, innovative circulation, referred to as the da?wa or challenge, for uprooting the Sunni regime of the Abbasids and setting up a brand new Shi?i caliphate headed by means of the Ismaili imam. by way of the top of the third/ninth century, the Ismaili d???s, working secretly on behalf of the stream, have been lively in nearly each zone of the Muslim global, from relevant Asia and Persia to Yemen, Egypt and the Maghrib.
This booklet brings jointly a suite of the simplest works from Farhad Daftary, one of many most popular specialists within the box. The reviews disguise a number specialized issues concerning Ismaili historical past, historiography, associations, theology, legislations and philosophy, among different highbrow traditions elaborated by way of the Ismailis.
The collation of those precious reviews into one booklet may be of serious curiosity to the Ismaili group in addition to someone learning Islam regularly, or Shi?i Islam in particular.
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Ismaili History and Intellectual Traditions by Farhad Daftary