The present work is an edited translation of the book, Manshur- aqayid- Imamiyya (literally, A Charter of Imami Beliefs) by Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, written in Persian with the intention of presenting to a non-specialist audience a concise but wide-ranging overview of the principal tenets of Twelver-Shi’i Islam.
This book offers a wide-ranging overview of the principal tenets of Shi’i Islam. It is useful not only as an introductory text on Shi’i thought and practice, but also as a contemporary expression, from within, of this vibrant branch of the Islamic faith. Despite being comprehensive in scope, the work is nonetheless concise in expression. The emphasis of Ayatollah Sobhani’s work is principally theological and jurisprudentially dealing with such issues as the nature of being and the problem of evil. The range of themes covered, the precision of style, and the means by which traditional Shi’i bel.
About the Author
Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani is a senior member of the Council of Mujtahids of the Howza Seminary and Director of the Imam Sadiq Institute, both in Iran.
Title: Doctrines of Shiʻi Islam : A compendium of Imami beliefs and practices
Author: Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani
Pub. Date: 2012/12/27