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Reading List: Shi’ism

Origins and Development of Early Shi’ah Islam Succession to Muhammad Shi’Ism (The Formation of the Classical Islamic World, V. 33) Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory Martyrs of Karbala Women of Karbala Most Learned of the Shi’ah Islam in Practice Crisis of Muslim History Divine Guide in Early Shi’ism Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam Justice and Remembrance Shi’ite Heritage Contemplation and Action Roman Catholics and Shi’i Muslims: Prayer, Passion, and Politics A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community Ismailis in Medieval Muslim Societies: A Historical Introduction to an Islamic Community Technorati Tags: books, Shi’ism

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Last Friday, January 19, 2007 was the first of Muharram, the beginning of the New Year according the Muslim Hijri Lunar Calendar. It is also significant because on the 10th of Muharram the Prophet’s grandson, Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib, was martyred at Karbala. The day is know as Ashura, and while commemorated mostly by Shi’ah, Sunnis take part, and the Nizari Isma’iis, because they have a present Imam, do observe the sanctity of the time, but do not commemorate it in any particular way. The famous Anglo-Indian dictionary, Hobson-Jobson, got it’s name from the author mis-hearing the chanting…

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1001 Inventions – Home a wayfarer’s journey… Akram’s Razor – Svend White’s blog on Islam, Muslims & America Al-Muhajabah’s Islamic Blogs Almusawwir alt.muslim aNaRcHo AkBaR Anthology AnthroGal’s World Anulios Bin Gregory Productions City of Brass C L O S E R Darvish Dervish Ethnically Incorrect HijabMan – journal Holla at a Scholar! Indigo Jo Blogs Islam islamicate Islamophobia Watch Ismaili Mail Ismailism Blog Koonj: The Seagull MLT Muslim Cultures Muslim WakeUp! Ornaments Planet Grenada Positive Muslim News ProgressiveIslam.Org – Who Has Taught Man The Use Of The Pen… — Quran 96:4 Rasa’il Khalil al-Wafa’ SAFspace Sister Scorpion Sunni Sister: Blahg…

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