Agents of the Hidden Imam : forging Twelver Shi'ism, 850-950 CE /
In 874 CE, the eleventh Imam died, and the Imami community splintered. The institutions of the Imamate were maintained by the dead Imam's agents, who asserted they were in contact with a hidden twelfth Imam. This was the beginning of 'Twelver' Shiʿism. Edmund Hayes provides an innovat...
Cambridge University Press,
|Series:||Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.