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Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti explains how the Imāmī Shī‘a of Syria stood along with the Sunnīs as one group against the Franks, rather than as followers of different religious traditions. This article traces the rapprochement between the Sunnī and the Imāmī Shī‘a in the face of the Franks.

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The article shows how Saladin valued winning hearts and minds as much as winning battles. He successfully adopted a containment policy that was based on winning the Syrian Imāmīs and building a broad alliance with them against the Franks.


It is a a unique study in this area

EiC Journal of college of Sharia and Islamic Studies Qatar University

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This page is a summary of: Rapprochement between Sunnīs and Imāmīs during the Crusades, Journal of College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, January 2018, Qatar University, DOI: 10.29117/jcsis.2018.0206.
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