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The Resource The heirs of the prophet : charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam, Liyakat N. Takim

The heirs of the prophet : charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam, Liyakat N. Takim

Label
The heirs of the prophet : charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam
Title
The heirs of the prophet
Title remainder
charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam
Statement of responsibility
Liyakat N. Takim
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After the death of the Prophet Muhammad, different religious factions within the Muslim community laid claim to the Prophet's legacy. Drawing on research from Sunni and Shi'ite literature, Liyakat N. Takim explores how these various groups, including the caliphs, scholars, Sufi holy men, and the Shi'ite imams and their disciples, competed to be the Prophetic heirs. The book also illustrates how the tradition of the "heirs of the Prophet" was often a polemical tool used by its bearers to demand obedience and loyalty from the Muslim community by imposing an authoritative rendition of texts, beliefs, and religious practices. The Heirs of the Prophet also provides a new understanding of textual authority in Islam by examining authority construction and the struggle for legitimacy evidenced in Islamic biographical dictionaries."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
297.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BP194.9.G68
LC item number
T25 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The heirs of the prophet : charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam, Liyakat N. Takim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-228) and index
Contents
  • ch. 4. The
  • office of charismatic authority : the functions of the rijal
  • ch. 5.
  • Textual authority and the struggle for legitimacy in biographical texts
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • ch. 1. "The
  • scholars are heirs of the prophets"
  • ch. 2. The
  • holy man in Islam
  • ch. 3.
  • Routinization of charismatic authority : the Shi'i case
Control code
2812909
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 236 p.,
Isbn
9780791467374
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005014626
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60500160
  • (OCoLC)60500160
Label
The heirs of the prophet : charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam, Liyakat N. Takim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-228) and index
Contents
  • ch. 4. The
  • office of charismatic authority : the functions of the rijal
  • ch. 5.
  • Textual authority and the struggle for legitimacy in biographical texts
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • ch. 1. "The
  • scholars are heirs of the prophets"
  • ch. 2. The
  • holy man in Islam
  • ch. 3.
  • Routinization of charismatic authority : the Shi'i case
Control code
2812909
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 236 p.,
Isbn
9780791467374
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005014626
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60500160
  • (OCoLC)60500160

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