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Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition
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Elizabeth R. Alexandrin - Author
Price: $85.00 
Hardcover - 376 pages
Release Date: September 2017
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6627-9

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Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.

In this original study, Elizabeth R. Alexandrin examines the complex relationships that can be inscribed between medieval Ismā‘īlī thought as an intellectual tradition with a devotional practice of reliance on the imām, and as a politico-esoteric system that redefined governance during the Fāṭimid caliphate in the eleventh century. Alexandrin’s work is a departure from recent Western scholarship that focuses on similarities among early Islamic traditions. She argues instead that, under the guidance of the Fāṭimid Ismā‘īlī chief missionary al-Mu’ayyad fī al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī (d. 1078 CE), the concept of walāyah (divine guidance) became closely associated with religio-political authority, on the one hand, and the perfection of the individual human being, on the other. By signaling and affirming how the Fāṭimid caliph-imāms were the heirs of walāyah and by proposing new definitions of the “seal of God’s friends” (khātim al-awliyā Allāh), al- Mu’ayyad broadened the contexts of making esoteric knowledge public and shifted the apocalyptic frameworks of Islamic messianism.

Elizabeth R. Alexandrin is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Senior Fellow at St. John’s College, the University of Manitoba, Canada.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Transliteration
Introduction

1. Walāyah in Practice

2. The Majālis al-Mu’ayyadiyyah

3. The “Sphere of Walāyah

4.  Sealing Walāyah and Spiritual Resurrection

Conclusions
Notes
Works Cited
Index of People and Places
Index of Qur’anic Citations
General Index


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4-6627-9/4-6626-2(CA/DG/AV)

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