11. Premodern Sunni-Shi'a Relations

11. Premodern Sunni-Shi'a Relations - Taqiyya: Passing as...

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Unformatted text preview: Taqiyya: Passing as Sunni Sunni/Shia relations in the pre-modern period Buyid Dynasty in Iraq and Fars is conquered in the 440s/1050s by the Seljuqs Fatimid Dynasty in Egypt abolished by Salah al- Din in 566/1171 Nizari Ismailis lose prominence by the 13th century; Zaydis remain marginal in Yemen Politically, the Shia largely exist as a minority among Sunnis until the rise of the Safavid Empire in the 16th century Sunni-Shia Sunni-Shia distribution distribution The religious identities of Sh and Sunn scholars in seventh and eighth Baghdad were a product of changing responses to wider trends and events in the society of which the u lam were an integral part. The contingent nature of religious identity allowed for both a degree of dialogue and exchange, as well as conflict as identities were often constructed as means for social advancement and scholarly Sunni-Shia scholarly Sunni-Shia scholarly interaction interaction Q16:106: Whoever expresses disbelief in God after having accepted belief [will suffer greatly] except him who is forced while his heart is still at peace in belief . . . The example of Ali and the caliphate, and Alis daughter Umm Kulthum being married to Umar The ghayba as taqiyya ; legal space of dar al- taqiyya How to tell when an Imam was practicing taqiyya when he said something? Akhbaris: The theory of The theory of taqiyya taqiyya I say that...
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