Charismatic Community, The : Shi'ite Identity in Early Islam / Maria Massi Dakake.

  • Albany : State University of New York Press c2007
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1 online resource (337 p.)
  • 0-7914-8034-8
  • 1-4294-9815-3
  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-311) and index.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Introduction -- Pt. I. The principle of walāyah and the origins of the community -- Walāyah in the Islamic tradition -- The Ghadīr Khumm tradition: walāyah and the spiritual distinctions of ʻAlī b. Abī Ṭālib -- Walāyah, authority and religious community in the first civil war -- The Shiʻite community in the aftermath of the first civil war -- Pt. II. Walāyah, faith and the charismatic nature of Shiʻite identity -- Walāyah as the essence of religion: theological developments at the turn of the second Islamic century -- Membership in the Shiʻite community and salvation -- Predestination and the mythological origins of Shiʻite identity -- The charismatic nature and spiritual distinction of the Shiʻites -- Pt. III. Creating a community within a community -- Shiʻites and non-Shiʻites: the distinction between Imān and Islām -- Degrees of faith: establishing a hierarchy within the Shiʻite community -- "Rarer than red sulphur": women's identity in early Shiʻism -- Perforated boundaries: establishing two codes of conduct.
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