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    "An Introduction to Shi'i Islam: The History and Doctrines of Twelver Shi'ism" by Moojan Momen

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    With the apparent success of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Shi'i branch of Islam has come to the forefront as an important and dynamic system of beliefs in the modern Muslim world. The uniqueness of Shi'ism in theology, combined with its overwhelming prevalence in Iran and Iraq have led many scholars to re-evaluate their understanding of the faith, seeking to interpret present events, as well as those yet to come, by gaining a better understanding of such an important belief system. To this end, Moojan Momen has written "An Introduction ...

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    A book review of "An Introduction to Shi'i Islam: The History and Doctrines of Twelver Shi'ism" by Moojan Momen is provided.

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