Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Islam without Allah? by Colin Turner

There are few Muslims, once claimed the Islamic scholar Anne Marie Schimmel, for whom Islam involves the desire to attain 'the salvific love of God' - an assertion borne out by the contemporary Islamic emphasis on rite, ritual and, above all, the political rule of Islam. 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, for whom knowledge of the laws of God and of the infallible Imams was deemed more important than the knowledge and gnosis of God himself. As such, this book is a major contribution to the academic study of Twelver Shi'ism and Islam, be it in Safavid Iran or the Muslim world of the 21st century.

Buy Islam without Allah? by Colin Turner from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780700714476
ISBN-10: 0700714472
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Islam without Allah? by Colin Turner

Book Reviews - Islam without Allah? by Colin Turner

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Islam without Allah? book by Colin Turner and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Colin Turner

European Business by Colin Turner
Paperback, October 2015
Quran: A New Interpretation by Colin Turner
Paperback, March 2015
Islam Without Allah? by Colin Turner
Paperback, July 2014
Islam: The Basics by Colin Turner
Paperback, April 2011