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Author Mir-Kasimov, Orkhan

Title Unity in Diversity : Mysticism, Messianism and the Construction of Religious Authority in Islam
Published Brill, 2013

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Description 1 online resource
Series Islamic History and Civilization
Islamic history and civilization.
Contents List of Contributors; Préface; Introduction: Conflicting Synergy of Patterns of Religious Authority in Islam; Part One Languages, Concepts and Symbols; La transgression des normes du discours religieux : Remarques sur les shaṭaḥāt de Abū Bakr al-Shiblī; Religious Authority & Apocalypse: Tafsīr as Experience in an Early Work by the Bāb; La transmigration des âmes. Une notion problématique dans l'ismaélisme d'époque fatimide; Promised One (maw'ūd) or Imaginary One (mawhūm)? Some Notes on Twelver Shī ī Mahdī Doctrine and its Discussion in Writings of Bahā' Allāh
To the Abode of the Hidden One: The Green Isle in Shī'ī, Early Shaykhī, and Bābī-Bahā'ī Sacred TopographyPart Two Post-Mongol Tendencies: Mysticism, Messianism and Universalism; The Kūfan Ghulāt and Millenarian (Mahdist) Movements in Mongol-Türkmen Iran; Intercessory Claims of Ṣūfī Communities during the 14th and 15th Centuries: 'Messianic' Legitimizing Strategies on the Spectrum of Normativity; Ummīs versus Imāms in the Ḥurūfī Prophetology: An Attempt at a Sunnī/Shī'ī Synthesis?
The Occult Challenge to Philosophy and Messianism in Early Timurid Iran: Ibn Turka's Lettrism as a New MetaphysicsTimurid Experimentation with Eschatological Absolutism: Mīrzā Iskandar, Shāh Ni'matullāh Walī, and Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī in 815/1412; Part Three From Mysticism and Messianism to Charismatic Kingship: Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals; L'idéologie d'État concurrencée par son interprétation : les Melāmī-Hamzevī dans l'empire ottoman; Kaygusuz Abdal: A Medieval Turkish Saint and the Formation of Vernacular Islam in Anatolia; The World as a Hat: Symbolism and Materiality in Safavid Iran
Persian Nuqṭawīs and the Shaping of the Doctrine of "Universal Conciliation" (ṣulḥ-i kull) in Mughal IndiaMessianism, Heresy, and Historical Narrative in Mughal India; Index
Summary The edited volume Unity in Diversity: Mysticism, Messianism and the Construction of Religious Authority in Islam explores the role of mystical and messianic groups and movements in the construction and re-construction of religious authority in Muslim societies
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Subject Authority -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Messiah -- Islam.
Mysticism -- Islam.
Sufism.
Sufism.
Authority -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Messiah -- Islam.
Mysticism -- Islam.
Sufism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306198518
9781306198516
9004259031
9789004259034