Shi‘a Sects (Kitab Firaq al-Shi‘a)

Shi‘a Sects (Kitab Firaq al-Shi‘a)

Publisher: ICAS PRESS
$23.00

Experts on Islam consider Kitab Firaq al-Shi‘a a seminal work for two main reasons: First, it is the earliestwork on the subject that has survived in its entirety. Second, it is the earliest textbook that provides an Imami Shi‘a perspective on the differences among, and origins of, the Islamic sects including a full exposition of various sects within Shi’ism.

Book Title Shi‘a Sects (Kitab Firaq al-Shi‘a)
Publisher ICAS PRESS
Type Books
Date Published Oct 14, 2016

Experts on Islam consider Kitab Firaq al-Shi‘a a seminal work for two main reasons: First, it is the earliestwork on the subject that has survived in its entirety. Second, it is the earliest textbook that provides an Imami Shi‘a perspective on the differences among, and origins of, the Islamic sects including a full exposition of various sects within Shi’ism.

Since the German scholar, Helmut Ritter, published the first Arabic edition of the book in 1931, it has emerged as one of the important classics in its field and an indispensable tool for researchers on Islam.

Properly introduced and extensively annotated, this edition is the first complete English translation of Kitab Firaq al-Shi‘a.

al-Hasan ibn Musa al-Nawbakhti was a tenth-century CE theologian and philosopher in Baghdad whose most important contributions were to the field of history of religions and sects. Kitab Firaq al-Shi‘a is his only extant work.

Want to know more?

A 250 Year old person - From the lectures of Sayyid Ali Khamenai
$35.00
A 250 Years Old Person is the collection of lectures and writings of Sayyid Ali Khamenei. It consists of 17...
Add to cart
A Muslim's Guide to Happily Ever After
$19.00
Despite the proliferation of the internet, smartphones and social media, Muslims find the process of finding someone to marry -...
Add to cart
A Salute to the Master of Martyrs- A Commentary on Ziyarat Ashura
$30.00
A Salute to the Master of Martyrs: A Commentary on Ziyarat ‘Ashura Commentary & translation by Islamic Texts Institute Under...
Add to cart
A Shi`ite Anthology (New edition)-Tabatabai
Sold Out
From the vast corpus of sayings of the Imams, a selection has been prepared by the most highly respected religious...
A Textbook on the Methods of Qur’anic Exegesis
$30.00
Description The science of tafsīr (exegesis of the Qur’an) was one of the earli­est academic activities in Islam. Since the...
Add to cart
A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World
$32.50 $30.00
Description Through Muslim ’maps’ of the modern ’intellectual’ landscape, the author challenges two fronts: young Muslims to become familiar with...
Add to cart
Al Mizan Vol 39- Surah 70-77
$30.00
The English volume 39 is the translation of the first half of Arabic volume 20 of al-Mizan and covers chapters 70-77. These...
Add to cart
Al-Kafi Book III: God & His Oneness
$55.00
This is Vol 3 of the seminal book in the Hadith of the Shia. This book is available in store...
Add to cart
An Islamic Approach to Lifestyle- Leadership
$10.00
Lifestyle is one of the major concerns in the new world. It can be said that planning, motivation, self- control,...
Add to cart
An Islamic Approach to Lifestyle- Motivation
Sold Out
Lifestyle is one of the major concerns in the new world. It can be said that planning, motivation, self- control,...