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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Sainthood & Authority in Early Islam:Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi's Theory of Waliaya & the Reenvisioning of the Sunni Caliphate - Aiyub Palmer

In Sainthood and Authority in Early Islam Aiyub Palmer looks at the political, religious and social structures that underlay notions of Islamic authority up through the 4th Islamic century.

Review'Dr. Palmer's thoughtful and well documented examination of the rise and development of the concept of "sainthood" in ascetic-mystical Islam is intimately relevant to the ongoing intellectual and theological debates in the Muslim world and in Muslim diaspora communities over normative notions of Islamic doctrine and practice.                                                                                                                                                           

Alexander Knysh, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Author: Aiyub Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islam in the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Kentucky. Dr. Palmer's research focuses on the social and theoretical foundations of early Islamic authority, looking particularly at early Islamic sainthood.

Review: Traditional Hikma -Atif Khalil

Ph.D Thesis:The Social and Theoretical Dimensions of Sainthood in Early Islam: Al-Tirmidhī’s Gnoseology and the Foundations of Ṣūfī Social Praxis.Doctor of Philosophy (Near Eastern Studies) In the University of Michigan (373 Pages)


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