Shi'a Sects (Kitab Firaq Al-Shi'a) UK edition
Experts on Islam consider KITAB FIRAQ AL-SHI'A a seminal work for two main reasons: First, it is the earliest work on the subject that has survived in its entirety. Second, it is the earliest textbook that provides an Imamia Shi'a perspective on differences among, and origins of, the Islamic sects including a full exposition of various sects within Shi'ism. Since the German scholar, Helmut Ritter, published the first Arabic edition of the book in 1931, it has emerged as one of the important classics in its field and an indispensable tool for researchers on Islam. Properly introduced and extensively annotated, this edition is the first complete English translation of KITAB AL-FIRAQ AL-SHI'A.