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Imam Shawkani: taqlid's foe, ijtihad's friend

Ali, Mohammed Farid (2013) Imam Shawkani: taqlid's foe, ijtihad's friend. IAIS Website: Architects of Civilisation.

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Imam Shawkani is Muhammad b. Ali b. Muhammad b. Abdillah al-Shawkani al-Sanani (born 1760). He is called al-Shawkani because of his attribution to his birth place, Hijrah Shawkan a small town a day’s journey from Sana, Yemen. He is also known as al-Sanani as an attribution to Sana where he grew up, studied and held the position of Qadi al-qudat under the Qasimi Imam rulers. In his early years, he studied under his father Ali b. Muhammad al-Shawkani (d. 1797) who was a judge of Sana. It is difficult to say whether al-Shawkani was a Zaydi or Sunni, but his milieu was Zaydi. He was well read, educated in both the Zaydi and the Sunni traditions...........

Item Type: Article (other)
Additional Information: 7146/44243
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scholars
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 10:05
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 10:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44243

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