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 Almaturidi And The Development Of Sunni Theology In Samarqand
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Rodrigo Adem
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AlMaturidi and the Development of Sunni Theology in Samarqand By Ulrich Rudolph Translated by Rodrigo Adem


Book Contents

  • The Famous Unknown
  • The First Image: al-Māturīdī as Faithful Successor to
  • Abū Ḥanīfa
  • The Second Image: al-Māturīdī as Eastern Counterpart
  • to al-Ashʿarī
  • The State of Research and Current Conceptualizations
  • Preliminary History and Conditions: The Ḥanafite Tradition in Northeastern Iran

The Foundation and Establishment of Ḥanafite Theology in the Second Eighth and Early Third/Ninth Centuries

  • The Preparatory Role of the Murjiʾa
  • Abū Ḥanīfa (d /) and the Letters to ʿUthmān al-Battī
  • The First Risāla
  • The Second Risāla
  • Abū Muqātil al-Samarqandī (d /) and the Kitāb al-ʿĀlim
  • wa-l-mutaʿallim
  • Abū Muṭīʿ al-Balkhī (d /) and the Kitāb al-Fiqh al-absaṭ

Development in the Third/Ninth Century

  • Stagnation in Theology and a Lack of Sources: Abū Bakr
  • al-Samarqandī (d /–)
  • Ḥanafite Elements in Ibn Karrām’s Theology (d /)

The State of Theology during al-Māturīdī’s Lifetime

  • Abū Muṭīʿ Makḥūl al-Nasafī (d /) and the Kitāb al-Radd ʿalā
  • ahl al-bidaʿ wa-l-ahwāʾ
  • Al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī (d /) and the Kitāb al-Sawād
  • al-aʿẓam
  • vi contents

The Emergence of al-Māturīdī

  • Life and Activity
  • Biographical Reports
  • Teachers
  • Abū Bakr al-Jūzjānī
  • Abū Naṣr al-ʿIyāḍī
  • Students
  • Abū Aḥmad al-ʿIyāḍī
  • Abū l-Ḥasan al-Rustughfanī
  • ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Pazdawī

Theological Opponents

  • The Wide Spectrum of Polemic
  • The Muʿtazilite Challenge
  • Abū l-Qāsim al-Balkhī al-Kaʿbī and the Baghdad School
  • The Basran School
  • Ibn al-Rāwandī
  • Muḥammad b Shabīb
  • The Ḥanafite Rivals: al-Najjār and the School of Rayy
  • The Focal Point of the Discussion: Refutation of the Dualists and the “Dahrīya”
  • Works
  • Lost Works
  • Extant Texts
  • The Taʾwīlāt al-Qurʾān or Taʾwīlāt ahl al-sunna
  • The Kitāb al-Tawḥīd

Al-Māturīdī’s Theology

  • Structures and Their Forerunning Models
  • The Structure of the Kitāb al-Tawḥīd
  • The Bipartite Nature of the Work
  • Possible Sources
  • Contents vii

An Outline of al-Māturīdī’s Teachings

  • Prolegomena: Epistemology
  • The World
  • The Contingency of the World
  • Al-Māturīdī’s Proofs
  • The Background of the Argument
  • The Ontological Structure of the World
  • Bodies and Accidents
  • Natures
  • Informing Factors and Exemplary Models
  • God
  • God’s Existence
  • God’s Knowability
  • The Rationalistic Position of the Ḥanafites
  • Inferring the Unseen from that which is Seen
  • God’s Oneness
  • The Otherness of the One
  • God’s Attributes
  • Earlier Ḥanafite Views
  • Al-Māturīdī’s Contribution
  • The Ambiguous Descriptions of God in the Qurʾān
  • Earlier Ḥanafite Views
  • Al-Māturīdī’s Contribution
  • God’s Wisdom
  • Human Beings
  • Human Rationality
  • Human Actions
  • The Conceptualization of the Ḥanafites and the
  • Karrāmites
  • Al-Māturīdī’s Contribution
  • Belief and Sin

Concluding Observations

  • Al-Māturīdī’s Position in Islamic Theology
  • The Relationship to Abū Ḥanīfa
  • The Relationship to al-Ashʿarī
  • The Formation of the Māturīdīya
  • viii contents

Appendix: Inauthentic and Doubtful Texts

  • Inauthentic Texts
  • Sharḥ al-Fiqh al-akbar
  • Risāla fī l-ʿaqāʾid
  • Kitāb al-Tawḥīd
  • Risāla fī-mā lā yajūz al-waqf ʿalayhi
  • Doubtful Texts
  • Fawāʾid
  • Bibliography
  • Index of People
  • Index of Religious and Political Movements
  • Index of Arabic Terms

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