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Unformatted text preview: divine laws and has deserted the path of salvation and the sacred commandments. Sunnis is a true religion that attains the divine knowledge and prospers. 3. How does Selim perceive himself within the Islamic world? He is an exterminator of idolaters, destroyer of the enemies of the true faith, the terror of the tyrants and pharaohs of the age. 4. Selim must have realized that the deeply religious Ismail was unlikely to abandon Shiism. Why might he have written the letter, despite the likehood that its appeal would fall on the deaf ears? Because he still want Ismail embrace the truth faith and he does not want to have a battle with him. He hopes Ismail will give up possession of the territory violently....
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- Spring '08