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By Moojan Momen

This publication is a basic creation to Shi’i Islam—specifically to Twelver Shi’ism, to which nearly all of Shi’is belong at the present time.  It bargains with the historical past and improvement of this significant faith, giving an account of Shi’i doctrines and focusing specifically on these parts during which it differs from Sunni Islam. 
“Momen’s booklet fills a tremendous hole within the normal literature in English on Twelver Shi’ism, and will be rigorously studied through somebody who desires to recognize extra approximately what's occurring within the heart East today….This is an outstanding paintings which merits the widest attainable readership.”—Malise Ruthven, The heart East
“An tremendous valuable reference resource at the institution and evolution of the Shi’ite department of the Islamic religion.”—Cecil V. Crabb, Jr., Perspective
“An unpretentious kind, interpretive readability and . . . sound judgment symbolize Momen’s writings. a few of the points of Twelver Shi’ism are conscientiously distinct to meet either the overall reader and the aspiring student.”—Norman Calder, Times Literary Supplement
“Specialist and nonspecialist alike will make the most of its lucid exposition of either elite and well known Shi’ism. specifically priceless is the best way the paintings offers smooth severe scholarship on Shi’i background along the orthodox historical past, which nonetheless has nice impact at the religion’s self-understanding.”—Mel Piehl, Library Journal 
Moojan Momen has written greatly on Iran and heart East religion.

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