The Origins and Early Development of Shia Islam

This full length text is a very detailed and comprehensive history of the early stages of Shi'ism. The author has extensively used primary historical sources as well as more recent academic works in order to present one of the most detailed accounts of early Shi'ism that is available in the English language today.

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  1. Chapter 1: Conceptual Foundations
  2. Chapter 2: Saqifa, The First Manifestations
  3. Chapter 3: 'Ali and the First Two Caliphs
  4. Chapter 4: The Re-emergence of the 'Alid Party
  5. Chapter 5: Kufa, Stage of Shi'i Activities
  6. Chapter 6: The Abdication of Hasan
  7. Chapter 7: The Martyrdom of Husayn
  8. Chapter 8: The Reaction after Karbala
  9. Chapter 9: The Struggle for Legitimacy
  10. Chapter 10: The Imamate of Ja'far as-Sadiq
  11. Chapter 11: The Doctrine of the Imamate