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Sad to hear that Mahmoud Ayoub (1935-2021) one of the pioneers of #ShiiStudies and #intrafaith and #interfaith #MuslimChristian studies has passed away earlier today - a 馃У
Much of his career was in #MuslimChristian understanding partly influenced by his own biography - born into a #Shii family in Qana in Southern Lebanon in 1935 and converting to Protestantism 2/
He went onto study at #AUB and #Pennsylvania finally writing a PhD on Redemptive Suffering and #Christology as an approach to #ShiiIslam in 1975 at #Harvard 3/
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#manuscripts this is a copy of Sayyid Mu岣mmad 士Abb膩s al-Jaz膩示ir墨 work on #epistolatry #insh膩示 in Arabic and Persian entitled al-岷抜ll al-mamd奴d - MS Mar士ash墨 (Qum) 6644 - a short thread on him #ShiiIntellectualHistory #NorthIndia 1/ ImageImageImageImage
The #intellectual_history of the #Shi士a in North India was covered well by the late Saiyad Athar Abbas Rizvi and he devotes a few pages to him in vol 2 2/ ImageImage
Justin Jones in his book on #Shi士i politics in colonial North India also discusses him briefly 3/ ImageImage
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One of the genres of writing that emerged in #Safavid Iran was triumphalist #Shii history and biographies that imagined a past connected to the sacred time of the Prophet and the Imams as continuous chains of notables figures who made contributions to #Islamic culture 1/
Perhaps the best example was the large work Maj膩lis al-mu示min墨n of Sayyid N奴rull膩h Sh奴shtar墨 known as Q膩偶墨 N奴rull膩h (d. 1610), scion of the Mar士ash墨 sayyids, who settled in India, becoming judge in #Lahore and eventually dying, following the wrath of #Jahangir in #Agra 2/ ImageImageImage
The Maj膩lis was written late in his life, a large #Shii history divided into (not surprisingly #12erShii) 12 sections: 1) places associated with the #Imams and #Shii communities such as #K奴fa #K膩sh膩n and so forth 2) #Shii tribes and sayyids such as his own #Mar士ash墨 lineages 3/
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Ras奴l Ja士far墨y膩n continuing with the project of publishing travelogues (especially those relating to pilgrimage) is about to publish an interesting travelogue from 1924 by Mirz膩 岣san I岣膩q墨 (b. Karbala 1900, d. Tehran 2000) leader of the #Shaykh墨ya #Tabriz #Karbala #Kuwait 1/
Mirz膩 岣san was the grandson of Mirz膩 Mu岣mmad B膩qir Usk奴示墨 (1815-1884) the founder of the tradition, and the son of Mirza M奴s膩 (b. Karbala 1863, d. Karbala 1945), the scholar of the family whose I岣膩q al-岣qq is the reason for the family name #I岣膩q墨 2/
He succeeded his brother 士Al墨 (b. Najaf 1887, d. Kuwait 1966) as leader of the #Tabriz #Karbala branch of the #Shaykh墨ya moving from #Tehran to Kuwait, further cementing the relationship with political and merchant elites in #Kuwait 3/
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One of the leading figures of French #islamologie in modern times was Louis Massignon (1883-1962) chair at the Coll猫ge de France on #Islam and whose name is forever associated with the study of Sufism and an #empathetic study of #Islam 1/ ImageImageImageImage
In fact his turn to faith before WW1 followed a trip to #Iraq in 1907 and encounter with Muslim hospitality and spirituality reawakened his #Catholicism along with the #intercessionary friendship of Joris-Karl Huysmans (1838-1907) and the hermit Charles de Foucauld (1848-1916) 2/ ImageImage
After his own doubt, De Foucauld became a Trappist monk living in Morocco, Syria and then in the Algerian Sahara with the Tuareg when he was martyred in 1916 and is currently in the process of being canonised by Pope Francis鈥 2a/
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Today is #15Shaban the traditional date of the birth of the 12th Imam in #ShiiIslam in the year 255/ 869 - a short thread on the #TwelfthImam 1/
One of the earliest texts is al-Imama wa-l-tabsira min al-hayra of Ali b. al-Husayn Ibn Babawayh (d. 329/941) that tried to collect all the reports on the Imam and his absence in a time of confusion鈥 2/
Other reports are in the chapter on the #TwelfthImam in #KitabalHujja of #alKafi by his contemporary Abu Jafar al-Kulayni (d. 329/941) 3/
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Classics of #IslamicPhilosophy #IslamicMysticism translation of the so-called #TafsirIbnArabi which is in fact #Tawilat of #AbdalRazzaqKashani (d. c. 1336) translated by Sayyid Javad Hashimi 鈥楿lya in 2016 #Intisharat_e_mawla 1/ Image
Anyone who reads this carefully especially on the question of the #Mahdi cannot help but wonder about the notion that #Kashani was not #Shii as discussed by #PierreLory鈥 2/
The same translator rendered the classic #JamialAsrar of Sayyid Haydar Amuli (d. after 1385) into Persian in 1998 which provides the metaphysical argument for the complete compatibility of #ShiiIslam with #IbnArabiSchool 3/ Image
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