In this Beginner's Guide, Dr Moojan Momen offers an accessible and comprehensive overview of Shi'ism, tracing the history of the community, its leadership and doctrines, from its inception to modern times.
Packed with useful tables, family trees and text boxes, this engaging and up-to-date guide is a perfect introduction to the historical and geopolitical causes of religious tensions still troubling the Middle East today.
"The author admirably manages to provide beginners with a succinct account of Shiʿi Islam, its people, history, culture, theology, and contemporary manifestations… a welcome addition to the growing field of Shiʿi Studies."
"An extremely timely, wonderfully succinct and very handy overview of the history, doctrines and practices that distinguish Shi`i Islam. The volume also contains up-to-date information on the many Shi`i communities across the world. This is an indispensable addition to Oneworld's Beginner's Guide series.”