Nūrollāh Šūštarī on Shi’i Notables

Faculty/Professorship: Iranian Studies  
Author(s): Pourjavady, Reza
Title of the Journal: Entangled Religions : Interdisciplinary journal for the study of religious contact and transfer
ISSN: 2363-6696
Corporate Body: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Publisher Information: Bochum
Year of publication: 2022
Volume: 13
Issue: 5
Pages: 1-19
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.46586/er.13.2022.9636
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/55708
Release Date: 26. September 2022