The Charismatic Community Shiite Identity in Early Islam by Maria Massi Dakake pdf

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The Charismatic Community Shiite Identity in Early Islam by Maria Massi Dakake pdf free download

The Charismatic Community Shiite Identity in Early Islam by Maria Massi Dakake pdf free download. The emergence and existence of the Shi˜ite community within the larger body of the Islamic ummah is a rather unique phenomenon in the history of Islamic civilization. Shi˜ism cannot adequately be described as either a “sect” or a “school” of Islam or Islamic thought. Shi˜ites have always considered themselves to be an integral part of the fabric of the Islamic religious community—and in fact, to represent the elite believers within that community—rather than a detached sect or offshoot of Islam. At the same time, they represent more than merely one of the many schools of Islamic thought.

The Charismatic Community Shiite Identity in Early Islam by Maria Massi Dakake pdf free download

It is true that one can speak of a “Shi˜ite” theology, a “Shi˜ite” school of law or system of jurisprudence, or a “Shi˜ite” philosophy or mysticism as one of so many other perspectives within these respective disciplines. But these are really aspects of a larger and more comprehensive phenomenon. Shi˜ism embodies a completely independent system of religious and political authority and historical interpretation that profoundly informs its views within the various religious disciplines and is perpetuated through its own highly structured intellectual and religious hierarchy.

The Charismatic Community Shiite Identity in Early Islam by Maria Massi Dakake pdf free download

It thus exists as a kind of permanent and well-established minority within the Islamic religious universe—a kind of loyal (or occasionally not-so-loyal) opposition to the majority Sunni consensus. However, it is a minority that has made no small contribution to Islamic civilization; and the intellectual achievements of this group far outweigh its relative size. In fact, the impact of Shi˜ite ideas and beliefs on early Islamic political and religious thought can hardly be overestimated, and to ignore this contribution, or to dismiss Shi˜ite ideas as merely those of a “heterodox sect,” is to profoundly misunderstand the nature and development of early Islamic society.

The Charismatic Community Shiite Identity in Early Islam by Maria Massi Dakake pdf free download

The Charismatic Community Shiite Identity in Early Islam by Maria Massi Dakake pdf free download


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