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Fadlallah and the Remaking of the Marjaʿiya

Talib Aziz

in The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137996
eISBN:
9780199849055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While some of Khomeini's ideas have been branded as unorthodox by more traditional mujtahids, those of Muhammad Fadlallah of Lebanon have engendered even more controversy. This chapter shows how ... More


Society in Transition

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the social and cultural transformation of al-Andalus, and considers what the Arabic–Islamic legal texts and the Latin martyrologies reveal about cultural change, interfaith ... More


Conclusion

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter considers the question of the legal status of dhimmis. Evidence presented in the previous chapters, as well as the analysis of boundary making, allow for a better ... More


A Barber at the Gate: A Social and Intellectual Biography

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter constructs the barber's social worlds and intellectual itinerary. It follows Ibn Budayr in Damascus to show his mobility from the impoverished outskirts of the city to the culturally and ... More


The Neo-Ijtihadist Phenomenon

Liyakat Takim

in Shi'ism Revisited: Ijtihad and Reformation in Contemporary Times

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197606575
eISBN:
9780197609019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197606575.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter evaluates and reconsiders some of the interpretive strategies and epistemological foundations of the current form of ijtihad. The basic thesis is that the moral rationalist ... More


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