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The Twelver Shia as a Muslim Minority in India: Pulpit of Tears Toby Howarth

The Twelver Shia as a Muslim Minority in India: Pulpit of Tears

Toby Howarth

Published December 14th 2005
ISBN : 9780415362344
Hardcover
213 pages
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 About the Book 

One of the most important current debates within and about Islam concerns its relation with power. Can Muslims be fundamentally content without power or as a minority? This book considers the voice of an important Muslim minority through its sermons.MoreOne of the most important current debates within and about Islam concerns its relation with power. Can Muslims be fundamentally content without power or as a minority? This book considers the voice of an important Muslim minority through its sermons. Indian Shii Muslims are a minority within a minority, constituting about ten to fifteen percent of the population as a whole, but comprising of about fifteen million people. Ten sermons are presented entirely and many more are quoted in order to analyze the preaching tradition in full. This book is the first survey to present the Indian mourning gathering and explain the history of this extraordinary phenomenon.