Shiism

Ashura Greetings – 10th of Muharram 1437 A.H. by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

The Center for Islamic Pluralism extends greetings to Muslim believers on the 10th of Muharram for the Islamic hijri year 1437, corresponding to October 24, 2015. The 10th of Muharram is a time of sad reflection and atonement of sin…
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Shi’i Islam: An Introduction by Najam Haider Cambridge University Press, 244 pp. $27.99, paper. Reviewed by Stephen Schwartz

Middle East Quarterly Fall 2015 Haider’s volume is by no means an introduction to the Shiite tradition in Islam. Rather, it is the author’s analysis of features of Shiism that have drawn his attention, emphasizing details that for a reader…
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