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By Nadia Eboo Jamal

Through the thirteenth century, the Persian-speaking lands have been devastated by way of a sequence of Mongol invasions leading to the loss of life and displacement of numerous Muslims of the sector. opposite to ideals, a small variety of Ismailis survived the Mongol onslaught, including the elemental infrastructure in their spiritual association, the "da'wa". the following, the writer explores, through studying the 13th-century writings of the poet Nizari Quhistani, how the Persian Ismailis maintained their spiritual id and neighborhood.

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