A Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct

A Treatise on the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission : A Critical Edition of the Arabic Text and English Translation of Aňhmad B. Ibrĺahĺim Al-Naysĺabĺurĺi's Al-Risĺala Al-mĺujaza Al-kĺafiya Fĺi ĺadĺab Al-du°ĺat

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This work constitutes a critical edition and translation of the Risala al-mujaza al-kafiya fi adab al-ducat (A Brief and Concise Epistle on the Etiquette of the Summoners), which was written by the Fatimid author Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi (5th/11th century).The Risala al-mujaza constitutes the only extant work in all of Ismaili literature that deals with specific aspects of the da‘wa, representing a normative guideline for Ismaili da‘is. These guidelines articulate the ideals of attributes and norms of behaviour for a da‘is. As the Risala conveys the ideal type of a da‘wa programme, it fluctuates between spiritual and historical spheres and is marked by both dimensions.In addition to theological basic principles of da‘wa, various religious and social aspects of a da‘is practical work are elucidated. This work provides insights in terms of the historicity and actual practices of the Fatimid da‘wa and its agents, the da‘is.

Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2012
ISBN: 9780857721204
Characteristics: 1 online resource (176 pages)


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