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The Legal Authority of the Jurist and Its Scope in Modern Iran
The development of Shīʿi jurisprudence has mostly been studied from the perspective of its relation to political authority. A handful of works that have examined the subject from a purely legal
In search of ʿAlī ibn abī Ṭālib’s Codex : study of the traditions on the earliest copy of the Qur’ān
The history of the text of the Qur’ān has been a longstanding subject of interest within the field of Islamic Studies, but the debate has so far been focused on the Sunnī traditions about the codices
The Origins of the Shīʿa: Identity, Ritual, and Sacred Space in Eighth-Century Kūfa , by Najam Haider
Studying the early history of Islam has been largely problematic due to scarcity of reliable data and appropriate methods to assess them. The Muslim ḥadīth (report) corpus has been the main source of
Is “Vicarious Retribution Model” Sufficient to Analyse Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes?
Abstract This study aims to scrutinise the implementation of a “vicarious retribution model” on anti-Muslim hate crimes and suggests that despite its advantages, the model is not sufficient to
The Collection of the Qurʾān in the Early Shīʿite Discourse: The traditions ascribed to the fifth Imām Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad al-Bāqir 1
  • Seyfeddin Kara
  • History
    Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • 2 September 2015
In the introduction to his article, entitled “The Murder of Ibn abī l-Ḥuqayq: On the Origin and Reliability of Some Maghāzī Reports”, Harald Motzki summarises “special biases” by which western
The Suppression of ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib’s Codex: Study of the Traditions on the Earliest Copy of the Qurʾān
  • Seyfeddin Kara
  • History
    Journal of Near Eastern Studies
  • 26 September 2016
The textual history of the Qurʾān has been a longstanding subject of interest within the field of Islamic Studies, but the existing studies have so far been focused on the Sunnī accounts of the
Use of Transmission Patterns in Contemporary Shiʿi Isnād Analysis
This paper examines how contemporary Shiʿi scholars of rijāl deal with problematic isnāds through engaging in a thorough examination of the isnād patterns. It focuses on a sample model that has been
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