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Title: An edition of hte first tow chapters of Al-Maturidi's 'Ta Wilat Ahl al-Sunna'
Author: Rahman, Muhammad Mustafizur
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1970
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This thesis presents an edition of the first two chapters of Imäm Abn Mansur al-Mäturidi's "Ta'wilät ahl al-Sunna" accompanied by an introduction. The author made a thorough endeavour in this work to interpret the Qur'an in the scholastic method both complying with reason and conforming to revelation. Besides critical interpretation of the verses, he took great care in upholding the beliefs of ahl al-Sunna as well as in refuting the views of the different sects particularly the Esoterics, the Anthropomorphists and the Mu'tazilites. His approach was one of Ta'wil as well as a figurative interpretation of the anthropomorphic expressions of the Qur'än as isti'ära and ma'äz. There exist about forty manuscripts of our work in the different libraries of the world. I have consulted all of them except two in Tashkent. For the collation and the preparation of the text, six of them have been used, the rest are either similar copies, duplicates or are incomplete. In the glossary, besides locating traditions and verses, indicating variations and lacunae, short biographical notes, notes on sects and important points, comments and excerpts have been provided.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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