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Author Poonawala, Ismail K., author.

Title The sound traditions : studies in Ismaili texts and thought / by Ismail K. Poonawala ; edited by Kumail Rajani
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
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Contents PART I. Ismaʻili Sources and Authorship: 1. Ismaʻili Sources for the History of South-West Arabia -- 2. Ismaʻili Manuscripts from Yemen -- 3. Anonymous Works and Their Ascription to Famous Authors: Are They Cases of Mistaken Identity or an Outright Forgery? -- 4. The Contribution of Ismaʻili Colophons to the Discussion on the Birth and Construction of the Arabic Manuscript Tradition -- 5. Discovery of the Kitāb al-asrār Ascribed to the first Fatimid Caliph-Imam al-Mahdī Its Ramifications -- PART II. Ismaʻili Rational Discourses (al-maʻqūlāt): 6. Why We Need an Arabic Critical Edition with an Annotated English Translation of the Rasāʼil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ -- 7. Wealth and Poverty in the Qurʼan and Traditions of the Prophet, and How Those Concepts are Reflected in the Rasāʼil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ -- 8. Humanism in Ismaʻili Thought The Case of the Rasāʼil ikhwān al-ṣafāʼ (The Epistles of the Sincere Brethren and Faithful Friends) -- 9. An Early Doctrinal Controversy in the Iranian School of Ismaʻili Thought and Its Implications -- 10. An Ismaʻili Treatise on the Iʻjāz al-Qurʼān -- 11. Al-Sijistānī and His Kitāb al-Maqālīd al-Malakūtiyya -- PART III. Al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān and Ismaʻili Transmitted Knowledge (al-manqūlāt): 12. Al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān's Works and the Sources -- 13. A Reconsideration of al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān's Madhhab -- 14. The Chronology of al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān's Works -- 15. Sources for al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān's Works and Their Authenticity -- 16. The Beginning of the Ismaʻili Daʻwa and the Establishment of the Fatimid Dynasty as Commemorated by al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān -- 17. Al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān and Ismaʻili Jurisprudence -- 18. The Evolution of al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān's Theory of Ismaʻili Jurisprudence as Reflected in the Chronology of his Works on Jurisprudence -- 19 Al-Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān and his Refutation of Ibn Qutayba -- Copyright Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index of Qurʼanic References -- General Index
Summary "The Sound Traditions: Studies in Ismaili Texts and Thought is a collection of Ismail K. Poonawala's articles on Ismaili studies. Divided into three sections, the volume consists of nineteen articles that have been published over a long period of more than forty years. Part One focuses on Ismaili sources and the question of their authorship. The aspects of Ismaili rational discourses are examined in Part Two. Focusing on the scriptural knowledge of Ismaili tradition, Part Three then delves into investigating al-Qāḍīal-Nu mān's life and contribution. This volume is an excellent gateway to the study of origins and development of Ismaili thought"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Nuʻmān ibn Muḥammad, Abū Ḥanīfah, -974
Nuʻmān ibn Muḥammad, Abū Ḥanīfah, -974.
Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ. Rasāʼil
Rasāʼil (Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ)
Ismailites -- Doctrines.
Ismailites -- Doctrines.
Form Electronic book
Author Rajani, Kumail, editor.
LC no. 2021034856
ISBN 9004470727