Download PDF by Teresa Bernheimer: 'Alids

By Teresa Bernheimer

ISBN-10: 0748638474

ISBN-13: 9780748638475

ISBN-10: 0748695842

ISBN-13: 9780748695843

The 'Alids are the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad, the elite family members of Islam. the honour and veneration they're accorded is extraordinary in Islamic society, despite political or non secular association. they've got performed an enormous position in Islamic heritage: well-known early rebels and founders of significant Islamic sects, and lots of rulers - akin to the 10th-century Fatimids in Egypt, the present kings of Jordan and Morocco, Ayatollah Khomeini and the Aga Khan - all claimed 'Alid descent.

This first in-depth examine of the 'Alids specializes in the an important formative interval from the Abbasid Revolution to the Saljuq interval, 750-1100. Exploring the increase of the 'Alids as a social phenomenon, the writer asks how this kinfolk attained and prolonged its prestige over the centuries.

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