Islam Before Modernity: Aḥmad al-Dardīr and the Preservation of Traditional Knowledge (Modern Muslim World #14) (Hardcover)

Islam Before Modernity: Aḥmad al-Dardīr and the Preservation of Traditional Knowledge (Modern Muslim World #14) By Walead Mohammed Mosaad Cover Image
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This book examines the role of tradition and discursive knowledge transmission on the formation of the 'ulamā', the learned scholarly class in Islam, and their approach to the articulation of the Islamic disciplines. The basis of this examination is the twelfth/eighteenth century scholar, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Dardīr, an Egyptian Azharī who wrote highly influential treatises in the disciplines of creedal theology, Mālikī jurisprudence, and taṣawwuf (Sufism). He also occupied a prominent role in the urban life of Cairo, and is accredited with several incidents of intercession with the rulers on behalf of the Cairo populace. This book argues that a useful framework for evaluating the intellectual contributions of post-classical scholars such as al-Dardīr involves the concept of an Islamic discursive tradition, where al-Dardīr's specific contributions were aimed towards preserving, upholding, and maintaining the Islamic tradition, including the intellectual "sub-traditions" that came to define it.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781463243807
ISBN-10: 1463243804
Publisher: Gorgias Press
Publication Date: June 30th, 2022
Pages: 372
Language: English
Series: Modern Muslim World
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