Islam Without Allah?: The Rise of Religious Externalism in Safavid Iran, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Islam Without Allah?

The Rise of Religious Externalism in Safavid Iran, 1st Edition

By Colin Turner

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This ground-breaking and controversial work locates the antecedents of today's Islamic 'fundamentalism' in 16th and 17th century Iran and the forced conversion of the Sunnite population of Iran to the largely alien doctrines of Twelver Shi'ism; the concomitant extirpation of Sufism and philosophy; and the gradual rise of the 'faqih' or jurist.

Reviews

'A masterpiece, which cannot be ignored by anyone interested in the history of the Twelvers and of Iran more generally.' - The Muslim World Book Review

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies