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Shi'ism In South East Asia
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Shi'ism In South East Asia: Alid Piety and Sectarian Constructions

Chiara Formichi and Michael Feener


This is the first work available in any language to extensively document and critically discuss traditions of ‘Alid piety and their modern contestations in the region. The concept of ‘Alid piety allows for a reframing of our views on the widespread reverence for ‘Ali, Fatima and their progeny that emphasises how such sentiments and associated practices are seen as part of broad traditions shared by many Muslims, which might or might not have their origins in a specifically Shi’a identity. In doing so, it facilitates the movement of academic discussions out from under the shadow of polemical se ... More

Keywords: Islam, Southeast Asia, Shi’ism, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, History, Literature, Anthropology, Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190264017
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264017.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chiara Formichi, editor
Cornell University and National University of Singapore

Michael Feener, editor
Asia Research Institute

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