The Shi 'A Ismaʿili Da' Wat In Khuras Book Analysis

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This chapter, except for the section on the Hazaras in the early Ismaili literature, has already been published under the title of ‘The Shi‘a Ismaʿili Da‘wat in Khurasan: From Its Early Beginning to the Ghaznawid Era’, at the Journal of Shʿia Islamic Studies, 2015, Vol. VIII, No. 1, pp. 37-59. In several qaṣīdas of his dīwān (1956), Farrukhī praises Sulṭān Maḥmūd Ghaznawī as the King of Zāwulistān. For further details see, Baiza, Y. (2014) The Hazaras of Afghanistan and their Shiʿa Orientation. Morgan also states that Yaʿqūb Ṣaffār “incorporated the Kharijites into his forces on terms favourable to them and then extended his power both eastwards into modern Afghanistan and westwards into Persia” (Morgan, 1988:20). The land of ancient …show more content…
The Fatimid caliphs-imams developed the daʿwa into a highly organized system and disciplined school, in which the term dāʿī also referred to a specific rank in the Fatimid religious hierarchy. However, prior to the Fatimid caliphate, the term dāʿī was equally applicable to those who summoned people towards the Ismaili imams of the time. The ʿAbbāsids also used the term daʿwa and dāʿī during the Umayyad period, although they never developed a daʿwa system in the same way as the Fatimid imams-caliphs did …show more content…
For further details see Tamīm Bagdādī, Al-Farq bayn al-Firaq, 195-98 Maʿrūfī Balkhī’s poem gives evidence to Rūdakī’s Ismaili faith. The former narrates in one of his poems that, “I heard from Rūdakī, the Sulṭān of poets, saying that do not pledge your [loyalty] to anyone other than the Fatimids” (Awfī, 1903, Vol. 2:6). For a list of converted Samanid dignitaries, see Stern, 1960, The Early Ismā 'īlī Missionaries. See Anṣūrī Balkhi, 1984, Dīwān; Farrukhī Sīstānī, 1956, Dīwān, qaṣīdas no. 132, 263-265. Farrukhī Sīstānī, qaṣīda no. 5, retrieved from Ganjoor. For further details on Abū Yaʿqūb’s life and death, see, Walker “Abū Yaʿqūb al-Sijistānī”, in: Internet Encyclopedia of

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