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The Resource Law and politics under the Abbasids : an intellectual portrait of al-Juwayni, Sohaira Z. M. Siddiqui, (electronic resource)

Law and politics under the Abbasids : an intellectual portrait of al-Juwayni, Sohaira Z. M. Siddiqui, (electronic resource)

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Law and politics under the Abbasids : an intellectual portrait of al-Juwayni
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Law and politics under the Abbasids
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an intellectual portrait of al-Juwayni
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Sohaira Z. M. Siddiqui
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Law & Politics under the Abbasids
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eng
Summary
Abu Ma'ali al-Juwayni (d.478/1085) lived in a politically tumultuous period. The rise of powerful dynastic families forced the Abbasid Caliph into a position of titular power, and created instability. He also witnessed intellectual upheavals living amidst great theological and legal diversity. Collectively, these experiences led him to consider questions of religious certainty and social and political continuity. He noted that if political elites are constantly changing, paralleled with shifting intellectual allegiances, what ensures the continuity of religion? He concluded that continuity of society is contingent upon knowledge and practice of the Shari'a. Here, Sohaira Siddiqui explores how scholars grappled with questions of human reason and knowledge, and how their answers to these questions often led them to challenge dominant ideas of what the Shari'a is. By doing this, she highlights the interconnections between al-Juwayni's discussions on theology, law and politics, and the socio-political intellectual landscapes that forged them
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Siddiqui, Sohaira Zahid
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index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
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  • Imām al-Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī, ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd Allāh
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic law
  • Muslim scholars
  • Abbasids
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Law and politics under the Abbasids : an intellectual portrait of al-Juwayni, Sohaira Z. M. Siddiqui, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Politics, Patronage, and Scholarship in Nishapur -- Al-Juwaynī : Life of a Scholar -- Intellectual Fissures : The Ashʻarīs and the Mu'tazila -- The Epistemology of al-Juwaynī -- Certainty in Legal Sources : Ḥadīth -- Certainty in Legal Sources : ijmāʻ -- The Rise of Legal Uncertainty : Qiyās al-maʻná -- Coping with Legal Uncertainty : Qiyās al-Shabah -- The Search for Continuity : al-Juwaynī's Political Thought -- Continuity, Custom, and Applied Epistemology in al-Juwaynī's Political Thought -- Conclusion
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ssib036621385
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiii, 312 pages)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781108654784
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib036621385
Label
Law and politics under the Abbasids : an intellectual portrait of al-Juwayni, Sohaira Z. M. Siddiqui, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Mar 2019)
Contents
Politics, Patronage, and Scholarship in Nishapur -- Al-Juwaynī : Life of a Scholar -- Intellectual Fissures : The Ashʻarīs and the Mu'tazila -- The Epistemology of al-Juwaynī -- Certainty in Legal Sources : Ḥadīth -- Certainty in Legal Sources : ijmāʻ -- The Rise of Legal Uncertainty : Qiyās al-maʻná -- Coping with Legal Uncertainty : Qiyās al-Shabah -- The Search for Continuity : al-Juwaynī's Political Thought -- Continuity, Custom, and Applied Epistemology in al-Juwaynī's Political Thought -- Conclusion
Control code
ssib036621385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108654784
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib036621385

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