Nūrollāh Šūštarī on Shi’i Notables




Faculty/Professorship: Iranian Studies  
Author(s): Pourjavady, Reza
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 1-19
Source/Other editions: Entangled Religions : Interdisciplinary journal for the study of religious contact and transfer. - 13 (2022), 5, S. 1-19.- ISSN: 2363-6696
is version of: 10.46586/er.13.2022.9636
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-557062
Abstract: 
Nūrollāh Šūštarī’s (d. 1019/1610) Maǧāles al-moʾmenīn (Assemblies of the Believers) is an extensive work on distinguished Shi’i figures throughou thistory. The author, trained in Safavid lands, composed this work while residing in the Mughal empire.There, he was associated with the court of Akbar (r.963–1014/[1556]–1605).The present article introduces various aspects of Šūštarī’s project and examines what might have motivated him to undertake such a significant task. It also touches on the internal challenges found in the circles of the Shi’i scholars, with which the author was intellectually engaged, and dis-cusses later critics of the work.
GND Keywords: Šuštarī, Nūrallāh Ibn-ʿAbdallāh; Schiiten; Berühmte Persönlichkeit
Keywords: Sunni-Shi’i controversy, Safavid Shi’ism
DDC Classification: 290 Other religions  
RVK Classification: BE 8673   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/55706
Release Date: 26. September 2022

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