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Title: L'impostore e gli eresiografi: l’eresia di Abdallāh Ibn Ḥarb nei trattati di Al-Nawbakhtī e Al-Qummī
Authors: Capezzone, Leonardo
Keywords: Medieval Islam
Islamic heresiography
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Padova, Studio Editoriale Gordini
Abstract: The heresiographical texts written by al-Nawbakhtī and al-Qummī (9th-10th century) devoted particular attention to the doctrines professed by an impostor, 'Abdallāh ibn Ḥarb, contemporary to the Abbasid revolution. The aim of this paper is twofold: to show how the presence of impostors reveals a sacred conception of power (referring in this case to the imamate); to point out how, behind the different attitude of the authors to the alleged chains of transmission which link the doctrinal statements of Ibn Ḥarb to some of the most representative companions of the fifth and the sixth Shiite imam, two methods of criticism of the religious transmission of the Imams are at work, which belong historically to the Shiite schools of Qumm and Baghdad.
ISSN: 1125-3762
Appears in Collections:Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie orientale

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