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The Heirs of the Prophet: Charisma and Religious Authority in Shi'ite Islam

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After the death of the Prophet Muhammad, different religious factions within the Muslim community laid claim to the Prophet's legacy. Drawing on research from Sunni and Shi>ite literature, Liyakat N. Takim explores how these various groups, including the caliphs, scholars, Sufi holy men, and the Shi>ite imams and their disciples, competed to be the Prophetic heirs. T ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by State University of New York Press (first published 2006)
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