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Author Palmer, Aiyub, author
Title Sainthood and authority in early Islam : Al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī's Theory of wilāya and the reenvisioning of the Sunnī Caliphate / by Aiyub Palmer
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BP189.33 P173 2020    AVAILABLE    30530001351188
Descript ix, 219 pages ; 25 cm
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Series Studies on Sufism, 2468-0087 ; volume 5
Studies on Sufism ; v. 5
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Wilāya/walāya and the basis of authority in early Islam -- The historical and social context of al-Tirmidhī's life and times -- Wisdom mediates the terrestrial and celestial -- The theological significance of wilāya -- Al-Tirmidhī's gnoseology of sainthood -- A Ṣūfī by any other name: al-Tirmidhī's relationship to Islamic mysticism
"In Sainthood and Authority in Early Islam Aiyub Palmer recasts wilāya in terms of Islamic authority and traces its development in both political and religious spheres up through the 3rd and 4th Islamic centuries. This book pivots around the ideas of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī, the first Muslim theologian and mystic to write on the topic of wilāya. By looking at its structural roots in Arab and Islamic social organization, Aiyub Palmer has reframed the discussion about sainthood in early Islam to show how it relates more broadly to other forms of authority in Islam. This book not only looks anew at the influential ideas of al-Tirmidhībut also challenges current modes of thought around the nature of authority in Islamicate societies"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī, active 898
Muslim saints
Authority -- Religious aspects -- Islam -- History of doctrines
Islam -- Theology
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