Studies in Medieval Shīʿism
This volume complements the selections of Wilferd Madelung’s articles previously published by Variorum (Religious Schools and Sects in Medieval Islam and Religious and Ethnic Movements in Medieval Islam). The first articles here examine legal and political aspects of early Shīʿism. The following studies relate to doctrinal views of the Zaydī imāms al-Qāsim b. Ibrāhīm al-Rassī and al-Nāṭiq bi-l-Ḥaqq and to Zaydī attitudes to Sufism. The final group focuses on the Ismāʿīliyya, their social and political history and aspects of their religious thought. A detailed index complete the volume.
Contents: Preface; Part I Shi’a: ’Abd Allah b. Abbas and Shi’ite law; Shi’ism in the age of the rightly-guided caliphs. Part II Zaydiyya: Zu einigen Werken des Imams Abu Talib an-Natiq bi l-Haqq; Imam al-Qasim ibn Ibrahim and Mu’tazilism; Al-Qasim ibn Ibrahim and Christian theology; Zaydi attitudes to Sufism. Part III Isma’iliyya: Das Imamat in der frÃ¼hen ismailitischen Lehre; Abu Ya’qub al-Sijistani and metempsychosis; Abu Ya’qub al-Sijistani and the seven faculties of the intellect; The Fatimids and the Qarmatis of Bahrayn; Hamdan Qarmat and the Da’i Abu ’Ali; The religious policy of the Fatimids toward their Sunni subjects in the Maghrib; A treatise on the Imamate of the Fatimid caliph al-Mansur bi-Allah; An Ismaili interpretation of Ibn Sina’s Qasidat al-Nafs; Shahriyar b. al Hasan: a Persian Isma’ili da’i of the Fatimid age; Kawn al-'Alam: the cosmogony of the Isma’ili da’i Muhammad b. Ahmad al-Nasafi; Indexes.