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...

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Main Author: Hayes, Edmund (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
Series:Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Online Access:CONNECT