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The Ismaili of Central Asia

The Ismailis are one of the largest Muslim minority populations of Central Asia, and they make up the second largest Shiʿi Muslim community globally. First emerging in the second half of the 8th century, the Ismaili missionary movement spread into many areas of the Islamic world in the 10th century, under the leadership of the Ismaili Fatimids caliphs in Egypt. The movement achieved astounding success in Central Asia in the 10th century, when many of the political and cultural elites of the region were converted.

The Ismaili of Central Asia

The Ismailis are one of the largest Muslim minority populations of Central Asia, and they make up the second largest Shiʿi Muslim community globally. First emerging in the second half of the 8th century, the Ismaili missionary movement spread into many areas of the Islamic world in the 10th century, under the leadership of the Ismaili Fatimids caliphs in Egypt. The movement achieved astounding success in Central Asia in the 10th century, when many of the political and cultural elites of the region were converted.

ISLAMISATION ON THE IRANIAN PERIPHERY: NASIR-I KHUSRAW AND ISMAILISM IN BADAKHSHAN

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2017
Date Published  2017
Authors  Behen,Daniel
Original Publication  Edinburgh University Press Ltd The Tun - Holyrood Road 12 (2f) Jackson's Entry Edinburgh EH8 8PJ
ISBN/ISSN Number  978 1 4744 1712 9
Key Words  Islam; IRANIAN PERIPHERY; :NASIR-I KHUSRAW; ISMAILISM; BADAKHSHAN


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