9780801494161-0801494168-The Vanished Imam: Musa al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon

The Vanished Imam: Musa al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon

ISBN-13: 9780801494161
ISBN-10: 0801494168
Author: Ajami, Fouad
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Paperback 228 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801494161
ISBN-10: 0801494168
Author: Ajami, Fouad
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Paperback 228 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ajami, Fouad wrote The Vanished Imam: Musa al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon comprising 228 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0801494168 and 9780801494161. Since then The Vanished Imam: Musa al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the summer of 1978, Musa al Sadr, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Shia sect in Lebanon, disappeared mysteriously while on a visit to Libya. As in the Shia myth of the "Hidden Imam," this modern-day Imam left his followers upholding his legacy and awaiting his return. Considered an outsider when he had arrived in Lebanon in 1959 from his native Iran, he gradually assumed the role of charismatic mullah, and was instrumental in transforming the Shia, a quiescent and downtrodden Islamic minority, into committed political activists. What sort of person was Musa al Sadr? What beliefs in the Shia doctrine did his life embody? Where did he fit into the tangle of Lebanon's warring factions? What was behind his disappearance?

In this fascinating and compelling narrative, Fouad Ajami resurrects the Shia's neglected history, both distant and recent, and interweaves the life and work of Musa al Sadr with the larger strands of the Shia past.

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