The Twelfth Imam

Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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ISBN : 1414346794
Pages : 489 pages
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Download or read book The Twelfth Imam written by Joel C. Rosenberg and published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2010-10-19 with total page 489 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Book 1 in the best-selling 3-book espionage and spy thriller series that has sold 700,000 copies! “Rosenberg is the go-to novelist for Christian political fiction.” —Publisher’s Weekly The Twelfth Imam is the first novel of a new political thriller series by Joel C. Rosenberg, the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Last Jihad series. Rosenberg takes you inside a world few will ever enter. Hold on to your seat—the twists and turns never stop coming. Tensions are rising in the Middle East. Iran’s president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel’s prime minister says someone must hit Iran’s nuclear sites “before it’s too late.” The American president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and says negotiations are the key to finding peace. And amid it all, rumors are swirling throughout the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. Word of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders is spreading like wildfire. CIA operative David Shirazi was born for this moment. He is recruited and sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program, without leaving American fingerprints and without triggering an apocalyptic new war. A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn’t be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next.

The Twelfth Imam: Rise of the Antichrist

Publisher : WestBow Press
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ISBN : 1449785476
Pages : 204 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (449 users)

Download or read book The Twelfth Imam: Rise of the Antichrist written by James W. Parker and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2013-02-14 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Ladies and gentlemen of the world, I am here today to announce to you that as my final act as the President of Iran I have just ordered the launching of our nuclear missiles against the Nation of Israel.” When the president of Iran announced to the world his country had just launched three nuclear missiles at Israel, little did he realize his grand plan would set in motion a series of events that fulfilled prophecies in both Islamic and Christian holy writings by heralding the return of the Islamic Messiah, the one the Bible calls the antichrist. In a story ripped from today’s headlines, Iran has developed the bomb and has finally launched a deadly attack on Israel and the Great Satan, the United States. The attack brings unexpected results when the missiles somehow go astray and destroy the Dome of the Rock. While the Israeli attack fails, Iranian agents succeed in destroying several American cities, including the nation’s capital, with a nuclear blast. These actions cause a series of ancient prophecies to culminate, first with Christians being removed from the Earth in a mass exodus, while simultaneously, the twelfth Imam, the long-awaited Islamic Messiah, returns from the Jamkaran well where he has been slumbering for nearly 1,200 years. These events unite Jewish, Islamic, and the remaining Christian adherents, as each of their end-times writings and prophecies converge on a single individual who unites three major religions that have been fighting for centuries. Islam is now the dominant religion. The twelfth Imam quickly unites the various factions in the Muslim world by demonstrating that he is their messiah. He turns to Sam Reynolds, programing manager, who is working to perfect an RFID chip containing an individual’s medical information. Tom Wellington is vice president of the World Bank and is tasked with setting up the financial aspects of the new Islamic system. Little does the Imam know the two are familiar with biblical prophecies because of Pastor Glenn Nelson, and they see him for who he truly is and realize his ultimate goal.

Agents of the Hidden Imam

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 110899900X
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (18 users)

Download or read book Agents of the Hidden Imam written by Edmund Hayes and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 874 CE, the eleventh Imam died, and the Imami community splintered. The institutions of the Imamate were maintained by the dead Imam's agents, who asserted they were in contact with a hidden twelfth Imam. This was the beginning of 'Twelver' Shiʿism. Edmund Hayes provides an innovative approach to exploring early Shiʿism, moving beyond doctrinal history to provide an analysis of the socio-political processes leading to the canonisation of the Occultation of the twelfth Imam. Hayes shows how these agents cemented their authority by reproducing the physical signs of the Imamate, including protocols of succession, letters and the alm taxes. Four of these agents were ultimately canonised as “envoys” but traces of earlier conceptions of authority remain embedded in the earliest reports. Hayes dissects the complex and contradictory Occultation narratives to show how, amidst the claims of numerous actors, the institutional positioning of the envoys allowed them to assert a quasi-Imamic authority in the absence of an Imam.

Encounters with the Hidden Imam in Early and Pre-Modern Twelver Shīʿī Islam

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004413154
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Encounters with the Hidden Imam in Early and Pre-Modern Twelver Shīʿī Islam written by Omid Ghaemmaghami and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-01-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Encounters with the Hidden Imam in Early and Pre-‎Modern Twelver Shīʿī Islam, ‎Omid ‎Ghaemmaghami traces the history of one of the core ideas that animate and form the highly ‎influential and instrumental belief in ‎the Hidden Imam, the central figure of Twelver Shīʿī ‎messianic expectation.‎

Twelver Shiism

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 0748678336
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (748 users)

Download or read book Twelver Shiism written by Andrew J. Newman and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2013-11-20 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charts the history and development of Twelver Shi'ismAs many as 40 different Shi`i groups existed in the 9th and 10th centuries; only 3 forms remain. Why is Twelver Shi`ism one of them? As the established faith in modern Iran, the majority faith in Iraq and areas in the Gulf and with its adherents forming sizeable minorities elsewhere in the region, it is arguably the most successful branch of Shi'ism. Andrew Newman charts the history Twelver Shi'ism, uncovering the development of the key distinctive doctrines and practices which ensured its survival in the face of repeated challenges. He argues that the key to the faith's endurance has been its ability to institutionalise responses to the changing, often localised circumstances in which the community has found itself, thereby remaining remarkably resilient in the face of both internal disagreements and external opposition.

Oman A "Spy" Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1433037793
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (433 users)

Download or read book Oman A "Spy" Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments written by IBP, Inc. and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-02-07 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oman A "Spy" Guide - Strategic Information and Developments

The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 0226924807
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (226 users)

Download or read book The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam written by Saïd Amir Arjomand and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2012-07-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dismissing oversimplified and politically charged views of the politics of Shi'ite Islam, Said Amir Arjomand offers a richly researched sociological and historical study of Shi'ism and the political order of premodern Iran that exposes the roots of what became Khomeini's theocracy.

The Tomb of the Twelfth Imam

Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
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Pages : 230 pages
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Download or read book The Tomb of the Twelfth Imam written by Richard W. Bulliet and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 1979 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Theocratic Secularism

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0197606792
Pages : 321 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (197 users)

Download or read book Theocratic Secularism written by Naser Ghobadzadeh and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book articulates a religious rationale for political secularism in the Iranian/shi'i context. The genealogy of Twelver shi'i political theology shows that the bitter experience and lack of success of the shi'ia in the field of governance in the early centuries of Islamic history led them to link the realisation of their ideal political system to transcendental factors. Belief in theocracy has always been the basis of shi'i political theology, but with the messianic conception of the 12th Imām in the fourth/tenth century, its realisation came to depend on the will and intervention of the divine. As a result, shi'i leaders, while awaiting the return of the 12th Imām, not only do not have the authority or responsibility to take over the institution of government, but have been forbidden from doing so. For more than 1300 years, the political thought and action of shi'i religious leaders was shaped by the political theology formulated in this book as Theocratic secularism. In opposition to orthodox shi'i theology, a new politico-religious discourse emerged at the initiative of Ayatollah Khomeini in the last decades of the twentieth century, which in this book is referred to as governmental-shi'ism. In sharp contrast to shi'i orthodoxy, governmental-shi'ism considers the occupation of the government apparatus as the duty of shi'i religious leaders. In this book, it is argued that governmental-shi'ism was neither the product of a theological transformation of shi'i orthodoxy nor used as a blueprint to establish the Islamic Republic. Rather, the formation of the Islamic Republic and the clergy's rise to power led to the birth of governmental-shi'ism and bestowed importance on Khomeini's doctrine of wilāyat-i faqīh"--

Qatar Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 143878547X
Pages : 278 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book Qatar Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments written by IBP, Inc. and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-04-17 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Qatar Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments - Everything you need to know about the country - Geography, history, politics, economy, business, etc.

Islamic Messianism

Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN : 1438418442
Pages : 242 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book Islamic Messianism written by Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 1981-01-01 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive study of the idea of the Mahdi, or divinely guided messianic leader.

Shia Islam and Politics

Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1793621365
Pages : 252 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (793 users)

Download or read book Shia Islam and Politics written by Jon Armajani and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-05-20 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book argues that ever since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, which established a Shia Islamic government in Iran, that country’s religious and political leaders, have used Shia Islam as a crucial way of expanding Iran’s objectives in the Middle East and beyond. Since 1979, Iran’s religious and political leaders have been concerned about Iran’s security in the face of the hostility and expansionism of the United States and other western countries, and the threats from powerful neighboring Sunni leaders and countries. While Iran’s government has attempted to align itself with Shia Muslims in various countries, such as Iraq and Lebanon, against American and Sunni expansionism, the Iranian government has attempted to religiously nourish and politically mobilize those Shias as a matter of principle, not only because of the Iranian government’s desires to protect Iran from external threats. The book analyzes Shia Islam and politics in Iraq, Iraq, and Lebanon which have among the largest proportional Shia populations in the Middle East and are vibrant centers of Shia intellectual life. The book's clear and jargon-free approach make it especially accessible for students and general readers who would like an introduction to the book's topics.

Parallelism in Revolution

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 9781462803040
Pages : 246 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (83 users)

Download or read book Parallelism in Revolution written by Matthew C. Wells Ph.D. and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2005-10-14 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read the book which predicted the rise of the radical Islamic right in Iran. Originally released in August 1999 under the title Democratic Transitions and the Weber/Freud Connection, the book noted that the government in Iran was in jeopardy of being usurped by radical right-wing forces. The predictions contained in this work were based on Dr. Matthew C. Wells theory of Political Parallelism. In light of recent political events (i.e., the triumph of the Abadgaran faction in 2004 parliamentary elections and the recent election of Iranian neo-con Mahmud Ahmadinejad to the presidency), this book has become all the more timely.

The Baha'i Faith: A Guide For The Perplexed

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1441192018
Pages : 273 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (441 users)

Download or read book The Baha'i Faith: A Guide For The Perplexed written by Robert H. Stockman and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-12-27 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clear introduction to the Bahá'í vision and development of its community.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 32:1

Publisher : International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
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Pages : 165 pages
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Download or read book American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 32:1 written by MD. Mahmudul Hasan and published by International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

The David Shirazi Collection

Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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ISBN : 1414397607
Pages : 1470 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (414 users)

Download or read book The David Shirazi Collection written by Joel C. Rosenberg and published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 1470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The complete 3-book espionage and spy thriller series that has sold 700,000 copies! This product bundles three of Joel Rosenberg’s blockbuster thrillers featuring David Shirazi together into one e-book. The Twelfth Imam As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran call for the annihilation of Israel and the U.S., CIA operative David Shirazi is sent into Tehran with one objective: use all means necessary to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons program—without leaving American fingerprints, and without triggering a regional war. At extreme personal risk, Shirazi undertakes his assignment. A native Farsi speaker whose family escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn’t be better prepared for the mission. But none of his training has prepared Shirazi for what will happen next. An obscure religious cleric is suddenly hailed throughout the region as the Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam. News of his miracles, healings, signs, and wonders, spread like wildfire, as do rumors of a new and horrific war. With the prophecy of the Twelfth Imam seemingly fulfilled, Iran’s leaders prepare to strike Israel and bring about the End of Days. Shirazi must take action, but the clock is ticking. The Tehran Initiative The world is on the brink of disaster, and the clock is ticking. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah—known as the Twelfth Imam—has just arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel. The White House fears Jerusalem will strike first, launching a preemptive attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities that could cause the entire Middle East to go up in flames, oil prices to skyrocket, and the global economy to collapse. With the stakes high and few viable options left, the president of the United States orders CIA operative David Shirazi and his team to track down and sabotage Iran’s nuclear warheads before Iran or Israel can launch a devastating first strike. Damascus Countdown All eyes are on the Middle East. Israel has successfully launched a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads—and causing The Twelfth Imam to order a full-scale retaliation. U.S. President William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. Meanwhile, CIA operative David Shirazi has infiltrated the Iranian regime and intercepted information indicating that two Iranian nuclear warheads survived the attack and have been moved to a secure and undisclosed location. In danger not only from the ongoing missile strikes on Iran but also from the increasingly hostile and suspicious governments of multiple countries, David and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before disaster strikes.

Superstition as Ideology in Iranian Politics

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1139495623
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (139 users)

Download or read book Superstition as Ideology in Iranian Politics written by Ali Rahnema and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-06-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A superstitious reading of the world based on religion may be harmless at a private level, yet employed as a political tool it can have more sinister implications. As this fascinating book by Ali Rahnema, a distinguished Iranian intellectual, relates, superstition and mystical beliefs have endured and influenced ideology and political strategy in Iran from the founding of the Safavid dynasty in the sixteenth century to the present day. As Rahnema demonstrates through a close reading of the Persian sources and with examples from contemporary Iranian politics, it is this supposed connectedness to the hidden world that has allowed leaders such as Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and Mahmud Ahmadinejad to present themselves and their entourage as representatives of the divine, and their rivals as the embodiment of evil.