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Can Different Questions Yield the Same Answers? Islamic and Western Scholarship on Shiʿi Narrators in the Sunni Tradition

Michael Dann

in Modern Hadith Studies: Continuing Debates and New Approaches

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441797
eISBN:
9781474491228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441797.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Michael Dann observes that Sunni traditionists paid some attention to transmission from Shiʿi traditionists. Sunni commentators identified different parties of the Shiʿah with the suggestion that ... More


Contesting Authority: Patriarchs and Coptic Notables: (Pope Mark VI to Pope Mark VIII, 1646–1798)

Magdi Guirguis

in The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at how a real and tangible shift occurred in the middle of the seventeenth century in the leadership of the community, away from the Coptic popes and toward distinguished notables.


Literalist Approaches to Jesus’s Eschatological Role in Islamic Theology

Zeki Saritoprak

in Islam's Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049403
eISBN:
9780813050171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049403.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 7 examines the interpretive history of Jesus's eschatological role in Islamic theology. Most pre-twentieth century commentaries are literalist in their readings of the Qur’an and the Hadith. ... More


Divine Command in Some Medieval Islamic Thinkers

John E. Hare

in God’s Command

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199602018
eISBN:
9780191808463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602018.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter examines three medieval Islamic thinkers, ‘Abd al-Jabbar, al-Ash‘ari, and al-Maturidi. Since al-Maturidi’s work is almost unknown in the West, the chapter contains a number of lengthy ... More


Suhrawardī’s Lukewarm Commentators

L. W. C. van Lit

in The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415859
eISBN:
9781474435024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415859.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The corpus of Suhrawardī inspired dozens of commentaries, written all over the Islamic world, as early as half a century after him until as late as only half a century ago. Scholars have interpreted ... More


Symbolic, Allegorical, and Other Interpretive Approaches to Jesus’s Eschatological Role

Zeki Saritoprak

in Islam's Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049403
eISBN:
9780813050171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049403.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 8 begins by explaining why the interpretative approach is, theologically, the most useful approach for understanding the Qur’an and the Hadith as they relate to Jesus. Of particular ... More


Esther in Islamic Historical Sources

Adam J. Silverstein

in Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797227
eISBN:
9780191838712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797227.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Having identified (earlier in the book) that the Haman who appears in the Qur’an is in fact the Haman of Esther, this chapter seeks to explain how the rest of the Esther story was received (if at ... More


Patronage and Clientelism in Bashar’s Social Market Economy

Alan George

in The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190458119
eISBN:
9780190618520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190458119.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Bashar al-Asad's period in office was marked by an economic liberalisation programme aimed at unleashing competition though not at the expense of social welfare. While presented as a bold, visionary ... More


Ibn Taymiyya's Theological Ethics

Sophia Vasalou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199397839
eISBN:
9780199397853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Among the topics that played a foundational role in classical Islamic debates about value, two stand out: What makes actions good, and how do human beings know it? In the Islamic milieu, different ... More


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