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Author Siddiqui, Sohaira Zahid, author
Title Law and politics under the Abbasids : an intellectual portrait of al-Juwayni / Sohaira Z.M. Siddiqui
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  KBP330.I43 S568 2019    EXHIBITION    30530001336411
 人文社會聯圖  KBP330.I43 S55 2019    AVAILABLE    30600020126836
Descript xiii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Politics, Patronage, and Scholarship in Nishapur -- Al-Juwaynī : Life of a Scholar -- Intellectual Fissures : The Ashʻarīs and the Muʻtazila -- The Epistemology of al-Juwaynī -- Certainty in Legal Sources : Ḥadīth -- Certainty in Legal Sources : ijmāʻ -- The Rise of Legal Uncertainty : Qiyās al-maʻnā -- 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
"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."-- Publisher
Subject Imām al-Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī, ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1028-1085
Islamic law -- History -- To 1500
Islamic law -- Methodology
Muslim scholars -- Biography
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