The dogmatic and organizational development of each of the various branches of Shi’ism is discussed and isplaced in the context of their particular history. The individual branches of Shiism are discussed with a close look at their special Shiism. Front Cover. Heinz Halm. Edinburgh University Press, Jan 1, Heinz Halm is a German scholar of Islamic Studies, with a particular expertise on early Shia Halm’s book The Shiites was reviewed in the International Journal of Middle East Studies by Said Amir Arjomand who remarked that “Halm’s.
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Abbas rated it really liked it Oct 09, Shi’ism by Heinz Halm Translation. The Beginnings of the Shia; 2. Oct 12, Merna rated it liked it. Anas Massoud rated it really liked it Mar 31, Islamic Law Mawil Izzi Dien. Unfortunately it does tend to get a bit dry in many places: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Jan 08, John rated it really liked it. Informative, yet confusing and unclear on certain topics. The section on Ismaili Shiism is roughly 40 pages, and then there are about 5 pages each dedicated to Zaydi and Ghulat heterodox strands. A great introduction to understanding the Shiites and the evolution of their line of thoughts.
Observing a tradition more than years old, Shi’ites represent 10 percent of the Muslim population, or Heinz Halm’s work presents a thorough and accessible discussion of the history, theology, and current state of this branch of Islam. It will find countless grateful specialist and non-specialist readers.
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The Extreme Shia; 4. Overall I found the book to be well worth the read, though I wished he wrote more on the historical development of Twelver Shiism outs Provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Shiism in its myriad forms.
To ask other ahlm questions about Shi’ismplease sign up. I would recommend this book for readers already familiar with some of the basics of Shi’i Islam who are wanting finer details on it’s historical development in the middle late period of Heinnz and Middle Eastern history.
Want to Read saving…. This book is the only comprehensive survey of all the Shiite groups from their beginnings to their current status in the modern world.
Geoffery rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Halm explores how Shi’ism differs from the rest of Islam, discussing the prominence of its authorities, the Imams, as well as its legal system, practices of worship, places of pilgrimages, and a religious ethos characterized by a fervor to suffer for the cause.
Contents the lmamlyya or twelver shia. Paperbackpages. Farouk Abu Alhana rated it really liked it Sep 17, I wou This book is billed as an introduction. Preview — Shi’ism by Heinz Halm.
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Description A new edition of Heinz Shiisk comprehensive survey of all the Shi’ite groups. From inside the book. Extensive bibliography at the end of each section in every chapter gives primary shijsm well as secondary sources. Special attention is given to the emergence of the Imamite ‘clergy’ and the social and political role which has enabled them to establish a revolutionary regime in Iran, and each chapter contains an invaluable bibliography giving easy access to other books and original sources in translation.
Overall I found the book to be well worth the read, though I wished he wrote more on the historical development of Twelver Shiism outside of Iran – ie, Iraq, Lebanon, India etc. An excellent summary of the history of Shi’i Islam. Additionally, Halm provides a lucid survey of the various branches of Shi’ism, paying attention to their historical, organizational, and theological developments.
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