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Hussein Ahmad Amin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474437073

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001

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Political and Social Roots of Islamic Sects

Political and Social Roots of Islamic Sects

(p.145) 7 Political and Social Roots of Islamic Sects
The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin

, Yasmin Amin, Nesrin Amin
Edinburgh University Press

This chapter introduces several ideological groups and sects within Islam such as the Khawarij, Shi’ites, Qadaris, Mu’tazilites, Zaydis and Druz and discusses the reasons for their emergence and their relationship with core Islamic values and teachings.

Keywords:   Islamic Sects, Sectarianism, Khawarij, Shi’ites, Qadaris, Mu’tazilites, Zaydis, Druz

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