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Sell - Cult of Ali

Sell - Cult of Ali

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Published by Joe Carey
Canon Sell, early 20th century scholar of Islam, provides an overview of the development of a cult-like following and veneration of Ali, the fourth caliph of Sunni Islam and first legitimate successor to Muhammad for Shi'ites.
Canon Sell, early 20th century scholar of Islam, provides an overview of the development of a cult-like following and veneration of Ali, the fourth caliph of Sunni Islam and first legitimate successor to Muhammad for Shi'ites.

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Published by: Joe Carey on Nov 19, 2010
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CULT
OF
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BY
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the
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one
of
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earliest
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band
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attached
themselves
to
therruphct'H
cause
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by
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devotion
tohis
master
and
his
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courage
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contests
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of
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his
foes;
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VI,lud,
he
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no
less
than
sixteen
wounds,
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st'Lndard
bearerin
many
fights,
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follower
than
as
a
leader.
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the
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fora
ruler
in
tUlllultuoustimes,
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Khalif:Lte
W:LS
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asuccess,
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I
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dealtwith
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suhject
elsewhere.'
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usedto
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of
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me
and
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pp.41-5U,
ill
which
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havegiven
a
full
ac:count
of
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