He has written more than articles and encyclopedia entries and several acclaimed books, including The Ismailis: Their History and Doctrines ; 2nd ed. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Experience —present.
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Share full text access. Please review our Terms and Conditions of Use and check box below to share full-text version of article. For special collections and large academic and public libraries. The most famous Ismaili today is the Aga Khan, who is considered the current spiritual leader of the community. In the eighth century, a split occurred in the Shi'a community over the true leader of the group.
Ismailis followed imam Isma'il ibn Jafar as their rightful leader, rather than Musa al-Kadhim. In the s, discoveries of lost historical documents in private collections reopened this area of study.
The Ismailis: Their History And Doctrines (2nd Edition)
Editor Daftary Institute of Ismaili Studies, London incorporates this new research into his dictionary, detailing Ismaili culture, doctrine, personalities, tradition, institutions, history, and locations. This resource features a lengthy introduction tracing the evolution of the Ismailis, a detailed chronology, a comprehensive genealogy of leaders, a glossary, illustrations, maps, and an extensive bibliography.
Entries are cross-referenced and account for variant spellings and dates. They include a wide variety of topics, e.