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Title: A study of Bukhari's scholastic theology (Ibrahim Ibn Isma'il) Talkhis al-adilla, being a treatise on Hanafi scholastic theory
Author: Goriawala, Muìzz
ISNI:       0000 0004 2709 9717
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1955
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Talkhis al-Adilla (fi E=awaid al-Tawhid) by Abu Ishak Ibrahim ibn Isma'Il al-Saffar al-Bukhari, (d. 23rd or 26th of Rabi al-awwal, 534 = 17th or 20th November 1139) is a work on Hanafi Scholastic theology. The work consists of an introduction and fifty-two chapters (fusul).The first ten chapters are introductory and treat such subjects as the definition of knowledge, scholasticism etc. and represent an exposition of his beliefs in general. 'The 11th chapter deals with the division of 'things' into two kinds, eternal and created. Chapters 12th to 24th deal with substance, accident and body. In the 25th chapter the author raises the question whether it is necessary for God to create the universe or not. Then he discusses the names of God, and in chapters, 26th to 30th he gives an introduction to this subject, viz. names of God and discusses in chapter 30, the question whether language originally was a matter of divine inspiration or not. In the course of his discussion of the names of God he raises other questions including the fate of the still born child in the next world, and what God brings to lite on the Resurrection Day. The 34th chapter is devoted to attributes of God, and continuing this subject, he expounds, in the next chapter, his views regarding the relation between attributes of God and His creatures.Further on, in the 36th chapter, he denies any resemblance between the attributes of God and His creatures, and affirms that all the divine attributes mentioned in the ~ur)an and traditions QO not bear any resemblance to the attributes of His creatures. In the three chapters 36th to 39th the discusses the question concerning Faith. In the 40th and 41st chapters the author treats the question of divine will and Desire and of Free will and Predestination. The next two chapters deal with the question of the divine Speech. Then follows the discussion, whether the prophets are superior to angels in the 44th and 45th chapters and here he shows that the friends of God are human beings. Then follows a chapter on the caliphate. Then the author treats the question of the Last Day and of Hell and Paradise. Lastly in the 52nd chapter Bukharin discusses the question, whether God can be seen in the next world.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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