Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis

£30.00

Fazlallah Astarabadi was a 14th-century Islamic religious leader who believed that the world was about to come to an end. This book is the first comprehensive study of Astarabadi's life and thought and also offer a history of his movement. It emphasizes the diversity of medieval Islam by describing an apocalyptic movement founded on the idea that the cosmos contains embedded secrets that become manifest through extraordinary human beings.

"This is an excellent introduction." - International Journal of Middle East Studies

Bibliographic details:

ISBN:
9781851683857
Binding: 
Hardback
Extent: 
141 pages
Dimensions: 
135mm
×
216mm
Subjects: 
Non-fiction
Makers of the Muslim World

Author Details:

Shahzad Bashir

Shahzad Bashir is Assistant Professor of Religion at Carleton College in Minnesota. His published works include Messianic Hope and Mystical Visions: The Nurbakhshiya between Medieval and Modern Islam.