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Title:
Islamic messianism : the idea of Mahdī in twelver Shīʻism
Author:
Sachedina, Abdulaziz Abdulhussein, 1942-
ISBN:
9780873954426

9780873954587
Publication Information:
Albany : State University of New York Press, c1981.
Physical Description:
x, 230 p. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Summary

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The first comprehensive study of the idea of the Mahdi, or divinely guided messianic leader.


Table of Contents

Transliteration
Preface
1 Introduction: The Islamic Messiah, Al-Mahdi
2 The Twelver Messianic Imam, Al-Qa'Im Al-Mahdi
3 The Occultation of the Imamate Mahdi
4 The Imamate of the Hidden Imam
5 The Return of the Mahdi
6 Conclusion
Appendix: Index of the Imam and the Imamate in al-Kulayni's Kitab al-hujja in al-Kafi
Glossary
Chart: The Imamite Imams
Notes
Selected Bibliography and Abbreviations
Index