Islamic History : Comparing Religiously Adaptive And Tolerant Islamic Practices Of The Perso Islamic Synthesis

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Islamic History: Comparing the Roles of the Samanid and Buyids Contributions in the Creation of the Perso-Islamic Synthesis

This religious analysis will define compare the religiously adaptive and tolerant Islamic practices of the Samanid and Buyid Dynasties in the creation of the Perso-Islamic synthesis. The Buyid Dynasty adapted the more flexible Twelver Shia policies to enforce local leadership under an Imam that was not installed as a member of Ali’s family. Buyids often relied more heavily on localized Imam leadership as a form of regional Perso-Islamic synthesis for greater political and governmental autonomy. In similar manner, the Samanid Dynasties tolerant view of Islamic orthodoxy through Sunni doctrines also supported the Twelver Shia principles as a method of creating an occulted “twelfth Imam” as a validation for installing a non-family member of the Prophet Ali’s direct descendents. In these ways, the Buyids and the Samanids were able to retain their cultural identity as classical Persians and to retain regional autonomy through religious tolerance as an Islamic dynasty. The non-Muslim traditions of the Sunni Samanids also defines the importance of classical Persian culture as a similar way to synthesize these two cultures into a homogenous whole. In essence, a comparison of the roles of Samanid and Buyid contributions to the Perso-Islamic synthesis will be defined this religious study of Islamic culture in 10th and 11th centuries. The Buyid Dynasty defined…

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