The origins of the Shīʻa identity, ritual, and sacred space in eighth-century Kūfa by Najam Iftikhar Haider

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • Religion,
  • Shīʻah,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementNajam Haider
SeriesCambridge studies in Islamic civilization
LC ClassificationsBP192.7.K75 H35 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25108938M
ISBN 109781107010710
LC Control Number2011008815

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