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Shi'ite Islam

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published June 30th 1979 by State University of New York Press (first published June 1979)
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Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tim by: Abraham Al-Janabi
Approaching religion in general and Islam in particular as a seeker drawn to the esoteric or deep underlying meaning of religious truisms, I was blessed to be able to be influenced heavily by Sufism during my conversion process and subsequently in my life as a Muslim. I specifically have steered clear of sectarian divisions between Sunni-Shia during this time as I have tried to the best of my abilities to understand the basics of all of Islam: Qur'an, Hadith, common Islamic theology, Shariah, me ...more
Mehwish Mughal
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mehwish by: Mjaballah
I think this is one of the most beautiful books that I had read on Islam in general.

This book was not about what is right with Shi'ism and wrong with Sunnism (as per my original perception since it is written by a Shia Scholar), on the contrary it was a complete guidebook for understanding Islam as a whole.

The breakdown of chapters:
Chapter One was dedicated to the split between Sunni and Shia and continued onto the second chapter which talked about the divisions within Shia Islam. Chapters Thre
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good introduction on the topic. Seyyed Hossein Nasr's introduction provides a background into why this text was written, which is a good way in which to read the book - directed at modern audiences, introductory, not polemical, etc.

The text itself is really superb and very readable. It goes through the origins and history of Shiism (and provides hadith-proofs for Shi'ism), the major Shiite divisions, Shii thought on matters such as eschatology, the role of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and t
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great introductory book to Shi'a Islam. The core principles are explained in sufficient detail by an authoritative individual. Having said that, the book is not exhaustive in its arguments nor does it satisfy a person's search for Shi'a answers. It is simply an introductory book. A good read overall.
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بسم اللّه

دقت علامه در انتخاب کلمه و موقع سخن ستودنی است. هرگز چنین کتابی را روزنامه وار یا حتی کتاب وار نمی شود خواند. قدم به قدم با کلماتش باید پیش رفت و در هر کدام تأمل کرد. درست متوجه می شوی که با ذهنی منظم و پرداخته روبرویی. اعتقادم این است که شیعه در اسلام را همچو منی به تنهایی نمی تواند بخواند و استادی حاذق نیاز دارد تا دقایق سخنان ایشان را بشکافد. وگرنه، صرفاً کتابی خوانده شده و لحظاتی گذشته. این روزها خود بنده و معدودی از رفقا این اقبال را داریم که این کتاب را در محضر مردی محقق پیش ببریم
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shia
قسمت توحید، نبوت، و معاد فوق العاده بود
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Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In assigning stars to a book on religion, I don't presume to evaluate the substance of an author's faith, and for this book, I am wholly unqualified to judge whether Tabatabai accurately summarizes and reflects the history and core beliefs of the Shi'a tradition. However, the version I read, translated into English by Sayyid Husayn Nasr, provides an excellent and accessible overview of the history of Shi'ite faith. The proofs of God and the discussion of divine characteristics and qualities show ...more
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
یه کتاب عالی برای کسی که میخواد حداقل بدونه چرا شیعه!
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thankyou Tim for sharing this gem!!! 😻😇
Not as detailed as I expected it to be. But still good.
Garth Hekler
Feb 10, 2009 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
THis book is a follow up to "An introduction to Shi'i Islam." While the former book falls into the category of crtical scholarship, this book is written by very well respected Shia scholar. This book was billed as an important inseiders view of the Shia branch of Islam.
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سید محمدحسین طباطبایی (زاده ۱۲۸۱ تبریز - درگذشته ۲۴ آبان ۱۳۶۰ قم) معروفبه علامه طباطبایی روحانی، عارف، فیلسوف و نویسنده ایرانی بود. وی از مراجع تقلید شیعه و از مدرسان حوزه علمیه قم بشمار میآمد، که از شاگردان وی میتوان به مرتضی مطهری، سید محمد بهشتی، سیدعلی خامنهای، ناصر مکارم شیرازی، محمدرضا مهدوی کنی و محمدتقی مصباح یزدی اشاره کرد. تفسیر المیزان، نهایةالحکمة، شیعه در اسلام و اصول فلسفه و روش رئال ...more
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