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Author LinkHaider, Najam Iftikhar,1974-
Title LinkThe origins of the Shīʻa : identity, ritual, and sacred space in eighth-century Kūfa / Najam Haider.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description xvi, 276 p. :  map ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Series ( Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization )
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-268) and index.
Contents Contents: Part One: Narratives and methods -- Kūfa and the classical narratives of ealy Shī’ism -- Confronting the source barrier: a new methodology -- Part Two: Case studies -- In the name of God: the Basmala -- Curses and invocations: the Qunūt in the ritual prayer -- Drinking matters: the Islamic debate over prohibition -- Part Three: The emergence of Shī’ism -- Dating sectarianism: early Zaydism and the politics of perpetual revolution -- The problem of the ambiguous transmitter: ritual and the allocation of identity -- The mosque and the procession: sacred spaces and the construction of community -- Conclusion.
Subject LinkShīʻah -- Iraq -- Kūfah -- History.
LinkKūfah (Iraq) -- Religion.
LinkShīʻah -- History.

System Number 000661944
ISBN Link9781107010710 (hardback)
Link1107010713 (hardback)

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