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1 - A Précis of the Doctrines of Abū ’l-Ḥasan al-Ashʿarī by Ibn Fūrak

from Selected Theological Writings

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 October 2023

Hassan Ansari
Affiliation:
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
Nebil Husayn
Affiliation:
University of Miami
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Chapter one presents the views of the Sunni scholar Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan b. Fūrak (d. 406/1015) in his Précis of the Doctrines of Abū ’l-Ḥasan al-Ashʿarī (Mujarrad maqālāt Abī ’l-Ḥasan al-Ashʿarī). In this work, Ibn Fūrak discusses the teachings of the famous Sunni theologian, Abū ’l-Ḥasan al-Ashʿarī (d. 324/935−6), and quotes him directly from writings that are not extant. The Précis provides a brief overview of traditional Sunni views on the imamate. Ibn Fūrak and al-Ashʿarī interpret the history of succession after the Prophet Muhammad in a way that is charitable to the Companions and downplays the conflicts among them. This approach reflects the Sunni view of the first four caliphs as individuals who possessed all of the requisite qualities of an ideal ruler.

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Caliphate and Imamate
An Anthology of Medieval Muslim Texts on Political Theology
, pp. 3 - 18
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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