Islamic Creeds

Islamic Creeds : A Selection

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This work provides an introduction to an important body of Islamic writing - the creeds, or statements of belief of theologians who have exerted a significant influence on the development of Islamic thought. Containing English translations of a selection of such creeds, it gives background information on the major theological issues involved. The book is intended as a sourcebook for scholars of Islamic theology, as well as for students of religion.
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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 8mm | 199.58g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0748605223
  • 9780748605224

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Watt's translation of the creeds is fluent and clear and is well supplemented by the short explanatory notes. A useful tool for the general reader towards the understanding of some of the main issues of Muslim dogma--Royal Asiatic Society
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Introduction: the historical background; some articles of belief and the relevant terms; note on literature; standard translations. The creeds: the Hanbalites, Ahmad ibn Hanbal; A shorter Hanbalite creed; a longer Hanbalite creed; Al-Ash'ari; Al-Tahawi; the testament of Abu Hanifa; a later Hanafite creed; al-Qayrawani; Al-Ghazali; Al-Nasafi; Al-Iji; Al-Sanusi; Allama-i-Hilli.
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