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Farhad Daftary

Farhad Daftary is the Co-Director and Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Since the mid-1960s, when he was completing his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, he has cultivated his interest in Shi?i studies, with special reference to its Ismaili tradition, on which he is an authority. As well as serving on various editorial boards, Dr Daftary is the author and editor of numerous publications, including The Isma'ilis (1990; 2nd ed. 2007), The Assassin Legends (1994), A Short History of the Ismailis (1998), Intellectual Traditions in Islam (2000), A Modern History of the Ismailis (2011), as well as many articles and encyclopaedia entries. Dr. Daftary's books have been translated into Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu and various European languages.

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A History of Shi'i Islam

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Shi?i Muslims have played a crucial role, proportionally greater than their relative size, in furthering the civilizational achievements of Islam. Indeed, the...
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The Study of Shi‘i Islam
History, Theology and Law

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Shi'i Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both a major world religion and civilization. The...
Farhad Daftary

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