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  “Abū Yūsuf’s Ikhtilāf Abī Ḥanīfa wa-Ibn Abī Laylā and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Formative Period of the Ḥanafī School.” Islamic Law and Society (2021): 1-33.   Abstract In this essay, I address the longstanding debate regarding the attribution of legal texts to formative-period authors by focusing on the transmission of a particular early...
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In this second part of the chapter on sacred knowledge, the author discusses the appropriate manners of the seeker of sacred knowledge, including the intention for learning, the importance of balancing knowledge with practice, which subjects to learn, what to do if one feels one is not benefitting, manners with one’s teacher, what to look for...
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In this section, the author presents another sacred proof (ḥujja sharʿiyya) that gives certain knowledge: the mass-transmission (mutawātir) of a Prophetic report. He defines tawātur and states why it is a proof of sacred law.    
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In this section, the author offers and defends a definition of the Holy Qur’an. Through a question and answer format, the author explains the need for mass-transmission (tawātur), being recorded in the written and bound Qur’an (muṣḥaf), and the nuances and debates regarding the status of the tasmiya (bi-sm Allāh al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm).    
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This is a short introductory section, laying out the interests of the upcoming sections. He explains why it is more fitting to start with an exploration of sacred proofs before rational proofs, and he lays out the four forms of sacred proof that lead to necessary knowledge, and that these all are known from one single...
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