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Revelation in Islam: Qur’ānic, Sunni, and Shiʿi Ismaili Perspectives

  title={Revelation in Islam: Qur’ānic, Sunni, and Shiʿi Ismaili Perspectives},
  author={Khalil Andani},
This dissertation is an intellectual history of Muslim understandings of Qur’ānic Revelation from the first/seventh century to the fifth/eleventh century as presented in the Qur’ān, Sunni ḥadīth, Qur’ān commentary, Sunni kalām, Imami Shiʿi ḥadīth, and Shiʿi Ismaili philosophical theology. The study conceptualizes diverse Islamic theologies of revelation through an analytical framework featuring three hierarchical dimensions: 1) a Revelatory Principle representing differing conceptions of God’s… 

Divine Revelation in the Philosophical Essays of al-Fārābī in Comparison with the Mystical Thoughts of Ibn ‘Arabī

One of the most important concepts discussed in Islamic sciences is the explanation of divine revelation. Al-Fārābī and Ibn ‘Arabī are among the leading Islamic thinkers who have tried to explain

The underlying esoteric Ismaili doctrine in Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s translation of the Quran

Some researchers have identified doctrinal errors in Yusuf Ali's translation of, and commentary on, the Holy Quran. Ali's unconventional views have been attributed mainly to secondary reasons that do

God, Gluts and Gaps: Examining an Islamic Traditionalist Case for a Contradictory Theology

In this paper, I examine the deep theological faultline generated by divergent understandings of the divine attributes (ṣifāt) among two early antagonistic Muslim groups – the traditionalists (mainly

Muhammad Hamidullah on the Islamic theology of revelation: topics for a discussion on comparative theology

The dialogue of theological exchange, which can be carried out as comparative theology, is one of the four forms of interreligious dialogue encouraged by the magisterium. A subject of great interest

Bilingual Heaven: Was There a Distinct Persianate Islam in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire?

What is the language of heaven? Is Arabic the only language allowed in the eternal world of the virtuous, or will Muslims continue to speak their native languages in the other world? While learned

What is the European Qur’ān? Definitions, descriptions, representations (12 th -19 th c.)

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Over the centuries, Muslim religious thought has taken hold of the Qur’ān in its textual and canonical materiality, but also as a theological object. This is evidenced by the rich vocabulary denoting



Rethinking ‘Revelation’ as a Precondition for Reinterpreting the Qur'an: A Qur'anic Perspective

The majority of Muslims have held to the dictation theory of Revelation since the Qur'an was revealed fourteen hundred years ago. This article highlights a key aspect of current Qur'anic studies;

Discovering the Qur'an: A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text

Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Introduction Part One: Phenomenology 1. The Qur'an as Experienced by Muslims Listening to the Qur'an Having the Qur'an by heart The Qur'an

Muḥammad, the Illiterate Prophet: An Islamic Creed in the Qur'an and Qur'anic Exegesis*

The Qur'an identifies the Prophet Muḥammad as al-nabī al-ummī (Q.7:157–158). Muslim consensus has come to perceive this epithet for the Prophet of Islam as indicating conclusively that he was

Constructive Critics, Hadith Literature, and the Articulation of Sunni Islam: The Legacy of the Generation of Ibn Sa‘d, Ibn Ma‘in, and Ibn Hanbal, by Scott C. Lucas. Leiden: Brill, 2004. 423 pages, appendices, index. US$149.00 (Cloth) ISBN 90-04-13319-4

Stauth, Schoeler, Motzki, and Versteegh, and that there is now only a century gap between the life of Muhammad (dated according to the Muslim sources, of course) and the earliest texts (pp. 283-86).

A Survey of Ismaili Studies Part 1: Early Ismailism and Fatimid Ismailism

This article discusses the major scholarly developments in the study of Ismaili Muslim history and thought. Scholarship on the Ismailis, the second largest branch of Shi‘i Islam, once relied on

Messianic beliefs and imperial politics in medieval Islam : the ʿAbbāsid caliphate in the early ninth century

This book presents an analysis of the dynamic relationship between apocalyptic prophesies and medieval Muslim politics. "Messianic Beliefs and Imperial Politics in Medieval Islam" analyzes the role

Perpetual Creativity in the Perfection of God: Ibn Taymiyya's Hadith Commentary on God's Creation of this World

The course of the Islamic debate over the origin of the world through Ibn Rushd (d. 595/1198) is well known. Kalam theologians and al-Ghazali seek to prove the temporal origination of the world,

Divine Diversity: The Aga Khan’s Vision of Pluralism

Abstract:This article analyzes the Aga Khan’s discourse on pluralism and cosmopolitan ethics, arguing that these ideals are rooted in and expressive of his Muslim theological vision and constitute

Scepticism and Uncontested History: A Review Article

This article critically reviews the recent film and literary contributions of Tom Holland to the field of Islamic history. In the Shadow of the Sword chiefly narrates the history of the Byzantine and

The charismatic community : Shiʿite identity in early Islam

A revised and expanded version of a dissertation completed at Princeton University in 2000, this book describes the emergence of a distinct Shi`ite communal identity within the larger Islamic