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Palgrave Series in Islamic Theology, Law, and History

The Conceptualization of Guardianship in Iranian Intellectual History (1800–1989)

Reading Ibn ʿArabī’s Theory of Wilāya in the Shīʿa World

Authors: Chamankhah, Leila

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  • Studies the concept of wilāya and its development from the eighteenth to twentieth century
  • Demonstrates the similarities and differences in understanding of wilāya that have appeared in Iran since early Islamic times
  • Sheds light on the intersection of politics and religion in contemporary Iran
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This book is a study of the concept of wilāya and its developments among Shīʿī scholars from the eighteenth to twentieth century. Leila Chamankhah addresses a number of issues by delving into the conceptualizations of wilāya through the examination and interpretation of key texts. She focuses on the influence of ibn ʿArabī’s mysticism, with regard to the conception of wilāya, on his Shīʿa successors and expositors in later centuries.  She also discusses the development and transformation of the conception of wilāya over two hundred years, from the esoteric school of Shaykhīsm to the politicization of wilāya in the theory of wilāyat al-faqīh.



About the authors

Leila Chamankhah teaches at the University of Dayton, USA. Her areas of research interest are Iranian Studies, Islamic studies, Shia intellectual history, and Middle Eastern studies.

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“Western scholarship has neglected Ibn Arabi’s influence on Shi’i Gnosticism. Academic in its approach, Professor Chamankhah’s ground-breaking work takes the existing scholarship forward. The work highlights the concept of wilaya and its influence on eighteen and nineteenth century Iran.” (Liyakat Takim, Sharjah Chair in Global Islam, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Canada)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-22691-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Conceptualization of Guardianship in Iranian Intellectual History (1800–1989)
Book Subtitle
Reading Ibn ʿArabī’s Theory of Wilāya in the Shīʿa World
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Islamic Theology, Law, and History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22692-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22692-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22691-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 288
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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