An apocalyptic history of the early Fatimid empire /

How can religion transform a society? This book investigates the ways in which a medieval Islamic movement harnessed Quranic visions of utopia to construct one of the most brilliant and lasting empires in Islamic history (979-1171). The Fatimids' apocalyptic vision of their central place in an...

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Author / Creator: Velji, Jamel A. (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Series:Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. From zahir to batin: An Introduction to Fatimid Hermeneutics
  • 2. Oaths, Taxes and Tithes: Organising an Imminent Utopia
  • 3. Ta'wil of an Apocalyptic Transcript I: The Book of Unveiling
  • 4. Ta'wil of an Apocalyptic Transcript II: The Book of Righteousness and True Guidance
  • 5. To Temper an Imminent Eschatology: The Contributions of al-Mahdi and Qadi l-Nu'man
  • 6. A Spiritual Progression to a New Eschatological Centre: The Ta'wil al-da'd'im on the Hajj
  • 7. Actualising the End: The Nizari Declaration of the Resurrection
  • 8. From Movement to Text: The Haft-bab.