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Title: The theological questions at issue between Az-Zamakhshari and Al-Baydawi, with special reference to Al-Kashshaf and Anwar At-Tanzil
Author: Ibrahim, Lupti
ISNI:       0000 0001 3585 993X
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1977
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The aim of this thesis, as its title indicates, is to investigate the differences between az-Zamakhshari (d. 1144 A.D.) and al-Baydawi (d. 1286 A.D.?) in respect of Muslim theological doctrines and the extent which al-Baydawi manages to refute az-Zamakhsharl's views. The significance of az-Zaraakhshari and al-Baydawi. in Muslim theology is that their works al-Kashshaf and Anwar at-TanzH respectively, represent the views of the two famous schools of Islamic thoughts called the Mu'tazilites and the Ash'arites. Az-Zamakhshari as a Mu'tazilite, gave Reason priority to Revelation. Al-Baydawi as an Ash'arite maintained that Revelation is prior to Reason Chapter one describes the historical backgrounds of the two scholars and the different environments in which they were brought up. Chapter two illustrates how the two scholars discuss the concept of the attributes of God, in particular the visibility of God and the speech of God. Chapter three considers the relation of Reason and Revelation in az-Zamakhshari and al-Baydawi. Topics discussed include the question whether God always does "the best", the question of good and evil, the question whether angels or prophets are superior, the nature of the karamat (miracles) of the saints, and God's giving of sustenance. Chapter four deals with a number of topics concerning faith (iman), unbelief (kufr)t repentance (tawba), and Muhammad's intercession (shafa'a). Chapter five discusses the concept of God's justice and the associated question of man's free will.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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