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/Shi‘a 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 Isma’ilis lose prominence by the 13th century; Zaydis remain marginal in Yemen Politically, the Shi’a largely exist as a minority among Sunnis until the rise of the Safavid Empire in the 16th century Sunni-Shi’a Sunni-Shi’a distribution distribution “The religious identities of Shı‘ı and Sunnı 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-Shi’a scholarly Sunni-Shi’a 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 ‘Ali’s 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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