Al-Māturīdī and the Development of Sunnī Theology in Samarqand.

By: Rudolph, UlrichContributor(s): Adem, RodrigoSeries: Islamic History and Civilization SerPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2014Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (372 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004261846Subject(s): Maturidi Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, -- -944 or 945.;Islam -- Doctrines -- History.;Islam -- Uzbekistan -- Samarqand -- History.;MāturīdīyahGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Al-Māturīdī and the Development of Sunnī Theology in SamarqandDDC classification: 297.204109587 LOC classification: BP166.1.R8313 2015Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1 The Famous Unknown -- 2 The First Image: al-Māturīdī as Faithful Successor to Abū Ḥanīfa -- 3 The Second Image: al-Māturīdī as Eastern Counterpart to al-Ashʿarī -- 4 The State of Research and Current Conceptualizations -- Part 1 Preliminary History and Conditions: The Ḥanafite Tradition in Northeastern Iran -- Chapter 1 The Foundation and Establishment of Ḥanafite Theology in the Second/Eighth and Early Third/Ninth Centuries -- 1.1 The Preparatory Role of the Murjiʾa -- 1.2 Abū Ḥanīfa (d. 150/767) and the Letters to ʿUthmān al-Battī -- 1.2.1 The First Risāla -- 1.2.2 The Second Risāla -- 1.3 Abū Muqātil al-Samarqandī (d. 208/823) and the Kitāb al-ʿĀlim wa-l-mutaʿallim -- 1.4 Abū Muṭīʿ al-Balkhī (d. 199/814) and the Kitāb al-Fiqh al-absaṭ -- Chapter 2 Development in the Third/Ninth Century -- 2.1 Stagnation in Theology and a Lack of Sources: Abū Bakr al-Samarqandī (d. 268/881-2) -- 2.2 Ḥanafite Elements in Ibn Karrām's Theology (d. 255-869) -- Chapter 3 The State of Theology during Al-Māturīdī's Lifetime -- 3.1 Abū Muṭīʿ Makḥūl al-Nasafī (d. 318/930) and the Kitāb al-Radd ʿalā ahl al-bidaʿ wa-l-ahwāʾ -- 3.2 Al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī (d. 342/953) and the Kitāb al-Sawād al-aʿẓam -- Part 2 The Emergence of al-Māturīdī -- Chapter 4 Life and Activity -- 4.1 Biographical Reports -- 4.2 Teachers -- 4.2.1 Abū Bakr al-Jūzjānī -- 4.2.2 Abū Naṣr al-ʿIyāḍī -- 4.3 Students -- 4.3.1 Abū Aḥmad al-ʿIyāḍī -- 4.3.2 Abū l-Ḥasan al-Rustughfanī -- 4.3.3 ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Pazdawī -- Chapter 5 Theological Opponents -- 5.1 The Wide Spectrum of Polemic -- 5.2 The Muʿtazilite Challenge -- 5.2.1 Abū l-Qāsim al-Balkhī al-Kaʿbī and the Baghdad School -- 5.2.2 The Basran School -- 5.2.3 Ibn al-Rāwandī -- 5.2.4 Muḥammad b. Shabīb -- 5.3 The Ḥanafite Rivals: al-Najjār and the School of Rayy.
5.4 The Focal Point of the Discussion: Refutation of the Dualists and the "Dahrīya" -- Chapter 6 Works -- 6.1 Lost Works -- 6.2 Extant Texts -- 6.2.1 The Taʾwīlāt al-Qurʾān or Taʾwīlāt ahl al-sunna -- 6.2.2 The Kitāb al-Tawḥīd -- Part 3 Аl-Māturīdī's Theology -- Chapter 7 Structures and Their Forerunning Models -- 7.1 The Structure of the Kitāb al-Tawḥīd -- 7.2 The Bipartite Nature of the Work -- 7.3 Possible Sources -- Chapter 8 An Outline of al-Māturīdī's Teachings -- Prolegomena: Epistemology -- 8.1 The World -- 8.1.1 The Contingency of the World -- 8.1.1.1 Al-Māturīdī's Proofs -- 8.1.1.2 The Background of the Argument -- 8.1.2 The Ontological Structure of the World -- 8.1.2.1 Bodies and Accidents -- 8.1.2.2 Natures -- 8.1.2.3 Informing Factors and Exemplary Models -- 8.2 God -- 8.2.1 God's Existence -- 8.2.2 God's Knowability -- 8.2.2.1 The Rationalistic Position of the Ḥanafites -- 8.2.2.2 Inferring the Unseen from that which is Seen -- 8.2.3 God's Oneness -- 8.2.4 The Otherness of the One -- 8.2.5 God's Attributes -- 8.2.5.1 Earlier Ḥanafite Views -- 8.2.5.2 Al-Māturīdī's Contribution -- 8.2.6 The Ambiguous Descriptions of God in the Qurʾān -- 8.2.6.1 Earlier Ḥanafite Views -- 8.2.6.2 Al-Māturīdī's Contribution -- 8.2.7 God's Wisdom -- 8.3 Human Beings -- 8.3.1 Human Rationality -- 8.3.2 Human Actions -- 8.3.2.1 The Conceptualization of the Ḥanafites and the Karrāmites -- 8.3.2.2 Al-Māturīdī's Contribution -- 8.3.3 Belief and Sin -- Chapter 9 Concluding Observations -- 1 Al-Māturīdī's Position in Islamic Theology -- 2 The Relationship to Abū Ḥanīfa -- 3 The Relationship to al-Ashʿarī -- 4 The Formation of the Māturīdīya -- Appendix Inauthentic and Doubtful Texts -- 1 Inauthentic Texts -- 1.1 Sharḥ al-Fiqh al-akbar -- 1.2 Risāla fī l-ʿaqāʾid -- 1.3 Kitāb al-Tawḥīd -- 1.4 Risāla fī-mā lā yajūz al-waqf ʿalayhi -- 2 Doubtful Texts -- Fawāʾid.
Bibliography -- Index of People -- Index of Religious and Political Movements -- Index of Arabic Terms.
Summary: In this book Ulrich Rudolph offers an analysis of al-Maturidi's (d. 944 CE) eminent contribution to the formation of Sunni theology. The present volume is a revised English translation of the German original published in 1997.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1 The Famous Unknown -- 2 The First Image: al-Māturīdī as Faithful Successor to Abū Ḥanīfa -- 3 The Second Image: al-Māturīdī as Eastern Counterpart to al-Ashʿarī -- 4 The State of Research and Current Conceptualizations -- Part 1 Preliminary History and Conditions: The Ḥanafite Tradition in Northeastern Iran -- Chapter 1 The Foundation and Establishment of Ḥanafite Theology in the Second/Eighth and Early Third/Ninth Centuries -- 1.1 The Preparatory Role of the Murjiʾa -- 1.2 Abū Ḥanīfa (d. 150/767) and the Letters to ʿUthmān al-Battī -- 1.2.1 The First Risāla -- 1.2.2 The Second Risāla -- 1.3 Abū Muqātil al-Samarqandī (d. 208/823) and the Kitāb al-ʿĀlim wa-l-mutaʿallim -- 1.4 Abū Muṭīʿ al-Balkhī (d. 199/814) and the Kitāb al-Fiqh al-absaṭ -- Chapter 2 Development in the Third/Ninth Century -- 2.1 Stagnation in Theology and a Lack of Sources: Abū Bakr al-Samarqandī (d. 268/881-2) -- 2.2 Ḥanafite Elements in Ibn Karrām's Theology (d. 255-869) -- Chapter 3 The State of Theology during Al-Māturīdī's Lifetime -- 3.1 Abū Muṭīʿ Makḥūl al-Nasafī (d. 318/930) and the Kitāb al-Radd ʿalā ahl al-bidaʿ wa-l-ahwāʾ -- 3.2 Al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī (d. 342/953) and the Kitāb al-Sawād al-aʿẓam -- Part 2 The Emergence of al-Māturīdī -- Chapter 4 Life and Activity -- 4.1 Biographical Reports -- 4.2 Teachers -- 4.2.1 Abū Bakr al-Jūzjānī -- 4.2.2 Abū Naṣr al-ʿIyāḍī -- 4.3 Students -- 4.3.1 Abū Aḥmad al-ʿIyāḍī -- 4.3.2 Abū l-Ḥasan al-Rustughfanī -- 4.3.3 ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Pazdawī -- Chapter 5 Theological Opponents -- 5.1 The Wide Spectrum of Polemic -- 5.2 The Muʿtazilite Challenge -- 5.2.1 Abū l-Qāsim al-Balkhī al-Kaʿbī and the Baghdad School -- 5.2.2 The Basran School -- 5.2.3 Ibn al-Rāwandī -- 5.2.4 Muḥammad b. Shabīb -- 5.3 The Ḥanafite Rivals: al-Najjār and the School of Rayy.

5.4 The Focal Point of the Discussion: Refutation of the Dualists and the "Dahrīya" -- Chapter 6 Works -- 6.1 Lost Works -- 6.2 Extant Texts -- 6.2.1 The Taʾwīlāt al-Qurʾān or Taʾwīlāt ahl al-sunna -- 6.2.2 The Kitāb al-Tawḥīd -- Part 3 Аl-Māturīdī's Theology -- Chapter 7 Structures and Their Forerunning Models -- 7.1 The Structure of the Kitāb al-Tawḥīd -- 7.2 The Bipartite Nature of the Work -- 7.3 Possible Sources -- Chapter 8 An Outline of al-Māturīdī's Teachings -- Prolegomena: Epistemology -- 8.1 The World -- 8.1.1 The Contingency of the World -- 8.1.1.1 Al-Māturīdī's Proofs -- 8.1.1.2 The Background of the Argument -- 8.1.2 The Ontological Structure of the World -- 8.1.2.1 Bodies and Accidents -- 8.1.2.2 Natures -- 8.1.2.3 Informing Factors and Exemplary Models -- 8.2 God -- 8.2.1 God's Existence -- 8.2.2 God's Knowability -- 8.2.2.1 The Rationalistic Position of the Ḥanafites -- 8.2.2.2 Inferring the Unseen from that which is Seen -- 8.2.3 God's Oneness -- 8.2.4 The Otherness of the One -- 8.2.5 God's Attributes -- 8.2.5.1 Earlier Ḥanafite Views -- 8.2.5.2 Al-Māturīdī's Contribution -- 8.2.6 The Ambiguous Descriptions of God in the Qurʾān -- 8.2.6.1 Earlier Ḥanafite Views -- 8.2.6.2 Al-Māturīdī's Contribution -- 8.2.7 God's Wisdom -- 8.3 Human Beings -- 8.3.1 Human Rationality -- 8.3.2 Human Actions -- 8.3.2.1 The Conceptualization of the Ḥanafites and the Karrāmites -- 8.3.2.2 Al-Māturīdī's Contribution -- 8.3.3 Belief and Sin -- Chapter 9 Concluding Observations -- 1 Al-Māturīdī's Position in Islamic Theology -- 2 The Relationship to Abū Ḥanīfa -- 3 The Relationship to al-Ashʿarī -- 4 The Formation of the Māturīdīya -- Appendix Inauthentic and Doubtful Texts -- 1 Inauthentic Texts -- 1.1 Sharḥ al-Fiqh al-akbar -- 1.2 Risāla fī l-ʿaqāʾid -- 1.3 Kitāb al-Tawḥīd -- 1.4 Risāla fī-mā lā yajūz al-waqf ʿalayhi -- 2 Doubtful Texts -- Fawāʾid.

Bibliography -- Index of People -- Index of Religious and Political Movements -- Index of Arabic Terms.

In this book Ulrich Rudolph offers an analysis of al-Maturidi's (d. 944 CE) eminent contribution to the formation of Sunni theology. The present volume is a revised English translation of the German original published in 1997.

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