By Nadia Eboo Jamal
Through the thirteenth century, the Persian-speaking lands have been devastated by means of a sequence of Mongol invasions leading to the dying and displacement of numerous Muslims of the quarter. opposite to ideals, a small variety of Ismailis survived the Mongol onslaught, including the elemental infrastructure in their spiritual association, the "da'wa". right here, the writer explores, via studying the 13th-century writings of the poet Nizari Quhistani, how the Persian Ismailis maintained their spiritual identification and group.
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