The Origins of the Shi'a : Identity, Ritual, and Sacred Space in Eighth-Century K?fa.

This path-breaking book challenges earlier scholarship in its examination of the origins and development of the Shi'a.

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Main Author: Haider, Najam.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series:Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • List of Maps and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Transliteration and Dates
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Part One Narratives and Methods
  • 1 Kūfa and the Classical Narratives of Early Shī'ism
  • Shī'ism United
  • Imami Shī'ism
  • Zaydī Shī'ism
  • Summary and Structure
  • 2 Confronting the Source Barrier
  • The Search for Early Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geography
  • Structure
  • Legal Authorities.
  • The Composition of Isnads - Transmitters And Shared Links.
  • Narrative Style.
  • Question/answer.
  • Eyewitness Accounts.
  • Direct Quotes of Legal Opinions.
  • Exemplary Statements.
  • Written Correspondence.
  • Sign/list Traditions.
  • Exegesis and Biblical Stories.
  • Emerging Identities
  • Part Two Case Studies
  • 3 In the Name of God
  • The Juristic Context
  • The Hanafīs
  • The Mālikīs
  • The Shāfi'īs
  • The Hanbalīs
  • The Imāmīs
  • The Zaydīs
  • The Legal Landscape
  • Comparing the Kūfan Traditions
  • The Kūfan Traditions - An Overview
  • Authorities
  • Chains and Transmitters
  • Narrative Style
  • Conclusion
  • 4 Curses and Invocations
  • The Juristic Context
  • The Hanafīs
  • The Mālikīs
  • The Shāfi'īs
  • The Hanbalis
  • The Imamis
  • The Zaydis
  • The Legal Landscape
  • Comparing the Kūfan Traditions
  • The Kūfan Traditions - An Overview
  • Authorities
  • Chains and Transmitters
  • Narrative Style
  • Conclusion
  • 5 Drinking Matters
  • The Juristic Context
  • Visiting a Premodern Kūfan Pub: Definitions and Explanations
  • The Hanafīs
  • The Mālikīs
  • The Shāfi'īs
  • The Hanbalīs
  • The Imāmīs
  • The Zaydīs
  • The Legal Landscape
  • Comparing the Kūfan Traditions
  • The Kūfan Traditions - An Overview
  • Authorities
  • Chains and Transmitters
  • Narrative Style
  • Conclusion
  • Part Three the Emergence of Shi'ism
  • 6 Dating Sectarianism
  • A Broad Assessment.
  • The Case for Evolution
  • Contesting the Revolt of Zayd b. 'alī (122/740)
  • The Consolidation of Batrī Zaydism (122-45/740-63)
  • The Tipping Point (145-68/763-85)
  • The Emergence of Jārūdī Zaydism (169/786)
  • Marginality and the Triumph of Jārūdī Zaydism (170-89/787-805)
  • Zaydism Reinterpreted
  • 7 The Problem of the Ambiguous Transmitter
  • The Examination of Men
  • The Loyalties of the Ambiguous
  • Conclusion
  • 8 The Mosque and the Procession
  • From Tribal Mosque to Sectarian Space
  • The Demarcation of Sacred Space
  • The Power of Pilgrimage
  • Conclusion
  • 9 Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Cambridge Studies In Islamic Civilization.