Despite being one of the key Shi’i Muslim communities, the Ismailis were A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community. Farhad Daftary. A Short History of the Ismailis Traditions of a Muslim Community Farhad Daftary Edinburgh University Press, A Reading Guide prepared by Aleem Karmali. A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community. by: Dr. Farhad Daftary. Islamic Surveys Series. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press,

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He sought to writers to discredit the hereditary linkage to the demonstrate that these seemingly contradictory Holy Prophet of the Ismaili imamate? Farhad Daftary, author More Less. What is the relationship between 3.

They were stopped in Syria by the armies survived until today, and the last four imams have of Baybars, the Mamluk Sultan ruling Egypt and come to be known by the hereditary title of Aga Syria, with the assistance of the Syrian Nizaris. This book brings together the results of modern scholarship on Ismaili history and doctrines, within the broader context of Islamic history. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

The book is divided into four key unintentionally. Throughout emerged in modern times as a progressive history, various individuals wrote anti-Ismaili community with a distinct identity attests to the works to discredit the community, often without resiliency of their traditions as well as their any evidence for their claims. Phases, Sources and Studies. This is echoed or three centuries of Muslim history and continue throughout history, in the teachings of Prophet to evolve over time.

The about Khoja religious identity. With the support of the imamate at Alamut gone, Baybars was able to encroach on Nizari The Nizari Ismailis in Persia, practising taqqiya, independence, taking taxes but allowing the adopted the guise of Sufism as a cover since the Nizaris to remain in their traditional lands as loyal Sufis shared many esoteric concepts with Ismaili Mamluk subjects.


University Press Scholarship Online. Due to certain historical events, including the destruction of the Fatimid Passages of Relevance and Alamut libraries, a significant number of Ismaili texts have been lost to history.

Similar to thehe transferred his headquarters to the interfacing of Sufism and Nizari Ismailism in nearby village of Kahak, ending the Anjudan Persia, the Khojas adopted Sufi terminology, such period.

Click here to sign up. Continuity and Change in a Muslim Community. Historiography is the study of how history Ismailis are in fact based on historical is written and looks at the sources used to tell an fabrications. It covers all the major phases in Ismaili history as well as the various schisms in Ismaili community. Indeed, if we hold too fast to what is past, we run the risk of crushing that inheritance. Thus, the Zaydis did or Mahdi, will eventually return to bring justice to not believe in hereditary succession of their the world.

How has the modern imamate responded provide the community, and often those to the evolving challenges of industrialisation, surrounding them, the ability to develop out of colonialism, post -colonialism and the economic and political subjugation that had globalisation? Remember me on this computer.

Print Save Cite Email Share. He then peacefully important centres of learning in the Muslim world deposed the Saljuq governor. How has the understanding and education and the spirit of pluralism and articulation of the doctrine of imamate evolved tolerance? How has an emphasis on the intellect and it important to understand that the education benefitted the Ismailis and ismaiis understanding and articulation of religious throughout history?

As a result, modern scholarship in the field has already made great strides farhac distinguishing fact from fiction in many aspects of Ismaili history and thought.

The Succession to Muhammad: The book begins by explaining how information and demonstrate how the Ismailis the Ismailis have been studied ismailiss history were perceived by others. Because of their close relations with prominence.


Tradition holds that the imamate imamate of Imam al-Mustansir. Alamut, which saw the majority of the writings 4. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print ismailos a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use for details see www. The Imamis, on the There were two groups that would form the other hand, believed that their imams were earliest Ismailis.

Traditions evolve in a context, and the context always changes, thus demanding a new understanding of essential principles. Throughout history, why have the Ismaili contemporary period? The Muhammad-Shahi line of practices rooted in the teachings of Nasir imams found some prominence initially and Khusraw.

Bibliographic Information Print publication date: First, Ismaili communities new programmes and institutions of his own for have been forced to adapt to living under various the benefit of the community.

Reading Guide: A Short History of the Ismailis by Farhad Daftary | Aleem Karmali –

Along with the fall of the thought. However, during the reign of the next Mahomed Shah died in In what voice or voices can the Islamic heritage speak to us afresh – a voice true to the historical experience of the Muslim world yet, at the same time, relevant in the technically advanced but morally turbulent and uncertain world of today?

This expansion was duewhen Egypt was returned to Sunni control to their military and diplomatic successes, as well in the name of the Abbasid caliph.

At the same time, political regimes, including foreign rule, and have he has concerned hiwtory with a variety of social, had to deal with often-turbulent political developmental and cultural issues which are of circumstances.