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Manṣūr Ismāʻīl Fatimid Caliph 914 or 915-953

Works: 9 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 164 library holdings
Roles: Author, Corrector
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The Shiʻi imamate : a Fatimid interpretation : an Arabic edition and English translation of the Tathbīt al-imāma, attributed to the Fatimid Caliph-Imam al-Manṣūr by al-Manṣūr Bi'llāh( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tathbit al-imama written by the Fatimid Caliph-Imam al-Man?ur (334-341/946-953) is an important early Ismaili treatise on the legitimacy of the imamate of ?Ali b. Abi ?alib and that of the Ismaili imams from among his progeny. As one of the earliest Ismaili works on this crucial and fundamental Shi?i subject it can thus be considered a major treatise on the doctrine of the imamate. The Tathbit al-imama does not deal with the metaphysical significance of the imamate. Rather, it concentrates on its legal and historical aspects, using proofs derived from the Qur?an, ?adith and logical arguments. In this regard, it is directed at the Islamic public in all its different religious affiliations. In the way it discusses the necessity of the imamate itself, the right of the imams to the vicegerency of the Prophet, and the validity of divine designation in contrast to election by the umma, it is likely that the Tathbit al-imama could have also meant to serve as a guide book for the Ismailis in legitimising the ?Alid state ruled by the Fatimid imam-caliphs. This edition has been compiled from two manuscripts of the Tathbit, both of which are now in the collections of the library of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, with the Arabic text carefully translated into idiomatic English to retain the character and flavor of the original text as much as possible
[A Qasida] by al-Sharif Gaʻfar al-Halli al-Tuhfi( )

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Alternative Names
Abū-Ṭāhir Ismāʿīl al-Manṣūr bi-'llah 914-953 Fatimidenreich, Kalif

Abū-Ṭāhir Ismāʿīl al-Manṣūr bi-'llah Fatimidenreich, Kalif 914-953


Al-Mansur bi-llah

Al-Mansur Billah Ismaili imam

al-Mansur califa fatimita

Ismâ`îl al-Mansûr Bi-Nasrillah

Ismail al-Mansur

Isma'il al-Mansur Bi-Nasrillah

Ismail al-Mansur dritter Kalif der Fatimiden (946−953)


Manṣūr Bi'llāh 914-953

Manṣūr billāh 914 or 915-953 Fatimid Caliph

Manṣūr billāh al- Fatimidischer Kalif 914-953

Manṣūr billāh, Fatimid Caliph, 914 or 915-953

Manṣūr biʾllāh Ismāʿīl al- Fatimidischer Kalif 914-953

Manṣūr Ismāʿīl 914-953 Fatimidenreich, Kalif

Manṣūr Ismāʻīl 914 or 15-953 Fatimid Caliph

Manṣūr Ismāʻīl, Fatimid Caliph, 914 or 15-953

Manṣūr Ismāʿīl Fatimidenreich, Kalif 914-953

Manṣūr Ismāʿīl Fatimidischer Kalif 914-953

Аль-Мансур Биллах

Аль-Мансур Біллах

Исмаил ел Мансур

אלמנצור באללה אלפאטמי

اسماعیل منصور

المنصور باللہ

المنصور بنصر الله

ایسماعیل منصور

منصور اسماعيل

منصور اسماعيل، 914‌ أو 915-953

منصور اسماعيل Fatimidischer Kalif 914-953

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English (3)