The Silent Qur'an and the Speaking Qur'an: Scriptural Sources of Islam Between History and Fervor

The Silent Qur an and the Speaking Qur an Scriptural Sources of Islam Between History and Fervor Two major events occurred in the early centuries of Islam that determined its historical and spiritual development in the centuries that followed the formation of the sacred scriptures namely the Qur

  • Title: The Silent Qur'an and the Speaking Qur'an: Scriptural Sources of Islam Between History and Fervor
  • Author: Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi Eric Ormsby
  • ISBN: 9780231173780
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Two major events occurred in the early centuries of Islam that determined its historical and spiritual development in the centuries that followed the formation of the sacred scriptures, namely the Qur an and the Hadith, and the chronic violence that surrounded the succession of the Prophet, manifesting in repression, revolution, massacre, and civil war.This is the first bTwo major events occurred in the early centuries of Islam that determined its historical and spiritual development in the centuries that followed the formation of the sacred scriptures, namely the Qur an and the Hadith, and the chronic violence that surrounded the succession of the Prophet, manifesting in repression, revolution, massacre, and civil war.This is the first book to evaluate the writing of Islam s major scriptural sources within the context of these bloody, brutal conflicts Conducting a philological and historical study of little known though significant ancient texts, Mohammad Ali Amir Moezzi rebuilds a Shi ite understanding of Islam s early history and the genesis of its holy scriptures At the same time, he proposes a fresh interpretative framework and a new data set for theorizing the early history of Islam, isolating the contradictions between Shi ite and Sunni sources and their contribution to the tensions that rile these groups today.

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    1 thought on “The Silent Qur'an and the Speaking Qur'an: Scriptural Sources of Islam Between History and Fervor”

    1. One of the most thorough studies of the early developments of Shi'a Islam based on five important books. Amir-Moezzi tries to shed light on the issue of conflicts after the death of prophet using Shia sources which according to him have been unreasonably ignored in Islamic Studies. Amir-Moezzi gives an amazing report of the adaptations of Imami doctrine to different political and theological conditions while being brutally repressed by both the Umayyad and Abbassid rulers.

    2. Like Amir-Moezzi's earlier book, The Divine Guide in Early Shi'ism, this book totally blew me away. Does a great job of showing the impact of violence in the early Islamic period on the codification of the Qur'an and the evolution of Imami/12er Shi'ism's approach towards the Qur'an, Hadith, esotericism, and rationalism from the earliest available sources until the present day (main focus is on the early sources). Very difficult read, and very advanced material — I don't particularly recommend [...]

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