Farhad Daftary's scientific contributions

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... This understanding is based on Qur'anic verses and the distinctive charismatic bond (walaya) 1 'Ali held with his followers that transcended everyday loyalty and support exercised by other Muslim leaders (Haider 2014). Over a period of history that spans more than a thousand years (Daftary 2007), the Isma'ilis continue to recognize and venerate a living Imam, Aga Khan IV-the 49th hereditary Ismaili Imam who claims direct lineal descent from Imam 'Ali b. Abi Talib and his successors. 2 This Shi'i transnational community of roughly 12-15 million 3 is inherently diverse (culturally, linguistically, and ethnically) and has settlements in over forty countries across the globe. ...