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Early Islam Between Myth and History: Al-Hasan Al-Basri (D. 110h/728ce) and the Formation of His Legacy in Classical Islamic Scholarship

Early Islam Between Myth and History Al Hasan Al Basri D h ce and the Formation of His Legacy in Classical Islamic Scholarship This volume examines the process through which a historical character named al asan al Ba r was transformed into a myth by several groups in medieval Islam Al asan lived in the city of Basra southern

  • Title: Early Islam Between Myth and History: Al-Hasan Al-Basri (D. 110h/728ce) and the Formation of His Legacy in Classical Islamic Scholarship
  • Author: Suleiman A. Mourad
  • ISBN: 9789004148291
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This volume examines the process through which a historical character named al asan al Ba r was transformed into a myth by several groups in medieval Islam Al asan lived in the city of Basra, southern Iraq, and was famed for his piety, which attracted to him a large number of disciples who went on to play important roles in the formation of several religious trends ThThis volume examines the process through which a historical character named al asan al Ba r was transformed into a myth by several groups in medieval Islam Al asan lived in the city of Basra, southern Iraq, and was famed for his piety, which attracted to him a large number of disciples who went on to play important roles in the formation of several religious trends The literary corpus sayings, stories and letters ascribed to him has been used as a window into early Islamic religious and intellectual thought But as this study shows, this corpus was largely forged in different periods, in some cases even a thousand years after al asan s death It tells us about the beliefs of those who forged the sayings, stories and letters rather than about al asan s thought and time.

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    1. Al-Hasan al-Basri (21-110H /624-728CE), one of the eminent figures of early Islam, has been a highly controversial personality and a man of contradiction. He is claimed by the medieval sources to be both the founder of mysticism and asceticism as well as an ordinary pious man or even an appreciator of worldly pleasures, a predestinarian and a Qadarite (believer in free will), a pacifist and a revolutionary, and the founder father of Mu’tazilites and a pioneer of Sunnite Islam. These contradict [...]


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