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Clarity, Communication, and Understandability: Theorizing Language in al-Bāqillānī’s I‘jāz al-Qurʾān and Uṣūl al-Fiqh Texts - eScholarship

@inproceedings{Friedman2015ClarityCA,
  title={Clarity, Communication, and Understandability: Theorizing Language in al-Bāqillānī’s I‘jāz al-Qurʾān and Uṣūl al-Fiqh Texts - eScholarship},
  author={R. Friedman},
  year={2015}
}
  • R. Friedman
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, History
  • Abū Bakr al-Bāqillānī (d. 403 AH/1013 CE) is known as a preeminent theorist of both the Ashʿarī school of Islamic theology and the Mālikī school of law, and his writings span a wide range of disciplines. This dissertation brings together his thought in two apparently disparate discourses, uṣūl al-fiqh (jurisprudence) and iʿjāz al-Qurʾān (inimitability of the Qurʾān), to highlight how these discourses are actually in dialogue with each other. It explores the centrality of al-Bāqillānī’s theory… CONTINUE READING
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