1st Edition

Islam Without Allah?
The Rise of Religious Externalism in Safavid Iran

ISBN 9781138010673
Published July 17, 2014 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

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.


'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