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TRAD 101 Religion of Islam S. Lucas Spring 2008 PAPER TOPIC #2: SHI‘ISM Write a 3-4 page paper on the following topic: One of the central concepts in Twelver Shi‘i Islam is the Imamate. Your task is to write a paper that summarizes the major characteristics of the Imamate, such as the nature of the Imam, his attributes, and proofs for his existence. What is the difference between the Lesser Occultation and the Greater Occultation? What are some of the signs that the
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Unformatted text preview: Twelfth Imam, known as the Mahdi, will be returning? NOTE : You should only use Moojan Momen’s book, Shi‘i Islam , for this paper. Extra chapters from this book are located on E-Reserve under the heading, “Paper Topic #2-- Readings.” You may cite this book in your paper by means of the abbreviation SI followed by the page number. (You may also use Elias’ book, Islam .) This paper is due in Discussion Section on MARCH 27 or 28...
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