Tan, Muzaffer
March 2009
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2009, Vol. 13 Issue 39, p73
Academic Journal
Despite their long history and cultural and political contributions to Islamic civilization, nevertheless, Ismailis were up to recently one of the least understood Muslim sects. Due to some denominational reasons, they were not given the deserved place in the scholarly works, and have been presented in an extremely distorted form, thus deforming the historical facts. And this does not allow the student of Ismailism to understand it properly in various aspects, primarily in historical and theoretical points. It is at least just because of this fact that Ismailism must be studied, particularly, by utilizing its original works. In this sense, due to lack of studies of this Shiite sect, there are still large gaps in our knowledge of it. Therefore, this article aims to make, even though a little bit, a contribution to fill up this lack of information.


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