Shaykh Mufid

Pages: 149
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

Shaykh Mufid

Tamima Bayhom-Daou

An account of the great Shi'ite scholar-theologian.
Hardback
9781851683833 (5 Sep 2005)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

This work is a highly readable introduction to Shaykh Mufid, the leading Shi'i scholar of his time, and it examines his contributions in the fields of jurisprudence, theology, and sacred history in clear and straightforward language.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 149
Imprint Oneworld Academic

 

About the Author

Tamima Bayhom-Daou is an independent researcher, specializing in Islamic history.

Reviews

"The series combines academic rigour and accuracy with jargon-free language. The book mades fascinating reading and helps to better understand the differences between Sunni and Imami theology and jurisprudence."

- Islam and Christianity

Table of Contents

Preface

 

1 INTRODUCTION

The Sunni-Shi‘i Divide

Imami Shi‘ism: an Outline of Main Developments

 

2 THE TIMES AND CAREER OF MUFID

The Buyids

Imamism under the Buyids

Other Religious Groups

The Career of Mufid

 

3 THE IMAMATE: THE HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS

The Mainstream Historical Tradition

The Imamate of ‘Ali

The Other Imams

 

4 THE IMAMATE: THE RATIONAL ARGUMENTS

The Necessity of the Imamate

The Imams' Infallibility

The Imams' Knowledge

The Imams and the Qur'an

The Imams' Miracles

The Imams after Death

Unacceptable Exaggeration

The Occultation of the Twelfth Imam

 

5 THEOLOGY

Mu‘tazili Theology

Sunni Theology

Early Imamism between Reason and Revelation

Mufid and the Role of Reason

The Dogmas of Imamism

 

6 JURISPRUDENCE

The Principles of Imami Jurisprudence

The Jurist as Deputy of the Imam

Ritual Practices and Laws Specific to Imamism: Emblems of Communal Identity

 

7 CONCLUSION

 

Further Reading

Index