The Imam's Daughter

Author: Hannah Shah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846041488

Category: Arranged marriage

Page: 288

View: 9947


Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a Muslim but, for many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home. At 16 she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she ran away. Hunted by her angry father and brothers, who were determined to make her an honour killing, she had to keep moving house to escape them. Then, worst of all, in her family's eyes, she became a Christian. Some Muslims say converting from Islam is punishable by death...One day a mob of forty men came after her, armed with hammers, sticks and knives...with her father at the front... The Imam's Daughter is Hannah's gripping - but ultimately inspiring - true story. How, through her courage and determination, she broke free from her background and found a new life beyond its confines - a new life of freedom and love.

The Imam's Daughter

Author: Hannah Shah

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310325757

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 281

View: 7970


Recounts the author's story of growing up in an abusive Muslim home in Britain and, through her courage and tenacity, embraced a new life in the world beyond its confines.

The Imam's Daughter

Author: Hannah Shah

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446406547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1508


Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a Muslim but, for many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home. At 16 she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she ran away. Hunted by her angry father and brothers, who were determined to make her an honour killing, she had to keep moving house to escape them. Then, worst of all, in her family's eyes, she became a Christian. Some Muslims say converting from Islam is punishable by death...One day a mob of forty men came after her, armed with hammers, sticks and knives...with her father at the front... The Imam's Daughter is Hannah's gripping - but ultimately inspiring - true story. How, through her courage and determination, she broke free from her background and found a new life beyond its confines - a new life of freedom and love.

The Imam and the Indian

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788175300477

Category: Egypt

Page: 361

View: 5813


Here, For The First Time Is As Complete A Collection As Can Be Made Of The Prose Which Reveals That Relatively Unknown Amitav Ghosh: The Novelist As Thinker, The Man Of Ideas As A Writer Of Luminous, Illuminating Non-Fiction.

History of the Imams and Seyyids of 'Oman by Salil-ibn-Razik, from A.D. 661-1856

Author: George Percy Badger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317121651

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 6839


Translated from the Original Arabic and Edited, with Notes, Appendices, and an Introduction, continuing the History down to 1870. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1871.

The Sunshine Book

Author: Dr. S. Manzoor Rizvi

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312600942

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6044


History of the Imâms and Seyyids of 'Omân

Author: Salîl-Ibn-Razîk,George Percy Badger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108011381

Category: History

Page: 596

View: 6753


Volume 44 of the publications of the Hakluyt Society (1871) contains a history of Oman translated into English.

Divine Guide in Early Shi'ism, The

Author: Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791494799

Category: Religion

Page: 279

View: 1480


The Imam, the Divine Guide, is the central point around which the Shi'ite religion turns. The power of Shi'ism comes from the actions of the Imam. This title is reserved exclusively for the sucessors of the prophets in their mission. The author shows that from the beginning of Shi'ite Islam until the tenth century, the Imam was primarily a master of knowledge with supernatural powers, not a jurist theologian. The Imam is the threshold through which God and the creatures communicate. He is thus a cosmic necessity, the key and the center of the universal economy of the sacred. The author presents Shi'ism as a religion founded on double dimensions where the role of the leader remains constantly central: perpetual initiation into divine secrets and continued confrontation with anti-initiation forces. Without esotericism, exotericism loses its meaning. Early Imamism is an esoteric doctrine. Historically, then, at the beginning of esotericism in Islam, we find an initiatory, mystical, and occultist doctrine. This is the first book to systematically explore the immense literature attributed to the Imams themselves in order to recover the authentic original vision. It restores an essential source of esotericism in the world of Islam.

Hasan-i-Sabah

Author: James Wasserman

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 0892546875

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 7046


This publication includes the first English translation of the 1310 biography of Hasan-i-Sabah by Rashid al-Din: The Biography of Our Master (Sar-Guzasht-i-Sayyidna) Hasan-i-Sabah was born in northern Persia around 1050 and died in 1124. He was an Ismaili missionary (or dai) who founded the Nizari Ismailis after the usurpation of the Fatimid Imamate by the military dictator of Egypt. It may be said that Hasan founded and operated the world’s most successful mystical secret society, while building a political territory in which to maintain his independence. The small empire he created would be home to him, his followers, and their descendants for 166 years. Today, under the leadership of the Aga Khan, the Nizari Ismailis are one of the preeminent Muslim sects in the world, numbering some twenty million members in twenty-five countries. The medieval Nizaris were also known as Assassins or Hashishim. They became embedded in European consciousness because of their contact with the Knights Templar, and other Crusaders and visitors to the Near East. Several Europeans reported back with strange (and largely false) tales of the Assassins. In the fourteenth century, they were widely popularized by the famed Venetian traveler and writer Marco Polo in The Travels of Marco Polo. He added a whole new level of myth in his account of the sect (included in this volume along with extensive commentary). Of greatest interest is the idea that the Assassins were the spiritual initiators of the Knights Templar. If this is true, Hasan-i-Sabah would be in part responsible for the European Renaissance that would reclaim the spiritual centrality of the Hermetic writings and the Gnostic/Esoteric trends that continue to this day. Essential reading for an understanding of modern esoteric secret societies and today’s headlines coming from the Middle East. Includes 9 maps.

Perspectives in Religious Studies: Volume III

Author: Adelowo, E. Dada

Publisher: Modjaji Books

ISBN: 9780814477

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 6128


Perspectives in Religious Studies is in three Volumes. It is a product of expertise of specialists from universities in Nigeria and abroad. The book is a response to the lack, in Nigerian universities, of relevant books in the various branches of Religious Studies. Topics covered by the volumes include: Church History, Philosophy of Religion, Islamic Studies generally, Biblical Studies, History of Religions, Comparative Religion, African Traditional Religion, Sociology of Religion, Ethics and Phenomenology of Religion.