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The charismatic community [electronic resource] : Shi�ite identity in early Islam / Maria Massi Dakake.

By: Dakake, Maria Massi, 1968-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: SUNY series in Islam: Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xi, 323 p.).ISBN: 9781429498159 (electronic bk.); 1429498153 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Shiites -- History | Sh�i�ah -- History | RELIGION -- Islam -- Shi'aGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Charismatic community.DDC classification: 297.8/209 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- pt. I. The principle of wal�ayah and the origins of the community -- Wal�ayah in the Islamic tradition -- The Ghad�ir Khumm tradition: wal�ayah and the spiritual distinctions of �Al�i b. Ab�i �T�alib -- Wal�ayah, authority and religious community in the first civil war -- The Shi�ite community in the aftermath of the first civil war -- pt. II. Wal�ayah, faith and the charismatic nature of Shi�ite identity -- Wal�ayah as the essence of religion: theological developments at the turn of the second Islamic century -- Membership in the Shi�ite community and salvation -- Predestination and the mythological origins of Shi�ite identity -- The charismatic nature and spiritual distinction of the Shi�ites -- pt. III. Creating a community within a community -- Shi�ites and non-Shi�ites: the distinction between Im�an and Isl�am -- Degrees of faith: establishing a hierarchy within the Shi�ite community -- "Rarer than red sulphur": women's identity in early Shi�ism -- Perforated boundaries: establishing two codes of conduct.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-311) and index.

Introduction -- pt. I. The principle of wal�ayah and the origins of the community -- Wal�ayah in the Islamic tradition -- The Ghad�ir Khumm tradition: wal�ayah and the spiritual distinctions of �Al�i b. Ab�i �T�alib -- Wal�ayah, authority and religious community in the first civil war -- The Shi�ite community in the aftermath of the first civil war -- pt. II. Wal�ayah, faith and the charismatic nature of Shi�ite identity -- Wal�ayah as the essence of religion: theological developments at the turn of the second Islamic century -- Membership in the Shi�ite community and salvation -- Predestination and the mythological origins of Shi�ite identity -- The charismatic nature and spiritual distinction of the Shi�ites -- pt. III. Creating a community within a community -- Shi�ites and non-Shi�ites: the distinction between Im�an and Isl�am -- Degrees of faith: establishing a hierarchy within the Shi�ite community -- "Rarer than red sulphur": women's identity in early Shi�ism -- Perforated boundaries: establishing two codes of conduct.

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