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Iran: Royalty, Religion and Revolution

By: Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi

Price: $18.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009253

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Although the history of the Iranian monarchy itself goes back 2,500 years, the periods of strong rule during important dynasties, such as the Achaemenids and the Sasanids, were very short-lived. After the Arab conquest in the reign of 'Omar (634-644), Iran was ruled first from Medina and then from Damascus and later from Baghdad. Later still, Iran was ruled largely by Turkish and Mongol invaders. The Iranian people had never, however, hesitated to resist tyrannous rule. From the time of the legendary Kaveh in Ferdowsi's Shahnama to that of Ayatollahol 'Ozma Rouhollah Khomeini, the Iranian mass... View more info

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A History of Sufism in India: Vol. I: Early Sufism and Its History

By: Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi

Price: $22.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 022672

ISBN: 8121500397

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This work seeks to study Sufism as a psycho-historical phenomenon. The author finds it efficacious to combat social and political upheavals which are brought about by prolonged political revolutions, associated with autocratic oppression and economic deprivation. It is divided into two volumes. The present volume outlines the history of Sufism before it was firmly established in India and then goes on to discuss the principal trends in Sufi developments therefrom the thirteenth to the beginning of the sixteenth centuries. Chronologically it is concerned with Sufi history from the establishment... View more info

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A History of Sufism in India: Vol. II: From Sixteenth Century to Modern Times

By: Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi

Price: $22.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2009

Edition: Fourth Impression

Seller ID: 033810

ISBN: 8121500400

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The first volume of the History of Sufism in India outlined the history of Sufism before it was firmly established in India and then went on to discuss the principal trends in Sufi development in that country from the thirteenth to the beginning of the sixteenth century. Naturally it laid great emphasis on the Chishtiyya, Suhrawardiyya, Firdausiyya and Kubrawiyya orders, but the contributions made by Qalandars and legendary and semi-legendary saints were also discussed. The interaction of medieval Hindu mystic traditions and Sufism formed a significant chapter in that book. The present volume ... View more info

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Muslim Revivalist Movements in Northern India: In the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

By: Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi; Foreword By Prof. Muhammad Habib

Price: $29.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 037742

ISBN: 8121505909

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Focussing on the controversy surrounding the Wahdat-ul-Wujud (Unity of Being, All is He) of Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240) and the Wahdat-ush-Shuhud (Unity of Appearance, All is from Him) of Shaikh 'Alaud-Dawla Simnani (1261-1336), the work goes on to analyse the impact of the above ideologies on the teachings of early Chishtiyas, Suhrawardiyas, Firdausiyas and Shattariyas. It then discusses the impact of the Islamic millennium and the messianic movements on the body-politic of Islam in India, culminating with the Mahdawi movement in the realm of religion and the Sulh-i-Kul (Universal peace and concor... View more info