Thank you, Felicitas Opwis for joining us as guest blog editor in September. In case you missed her essays, here they are: The Discursive Tradition of Commentaries (shurūḥ) – Lessons … Continue reading Thank you, Felicitas Opwis!
By Felicitas Opwis As my previous posts illustrated, commentaries take different forms in length and scope. The commentator selects which topics and points found in the underlying matn he wants … Continue reading The Forms of Commentaries
By Felicitas Opwis As presented in the previous post, the discursive tradition of commentaries involves extensive intertextuality. This intertextuality is not only a dialogue between matn and sharḥ, but a … Continue reading The Commentary as Platform for Debate, Change, and Authority Construction
By Felicitas Opwis In the previous post I mentioned the vibrant commentary tradition on Abū Shujāʿ’s compendium of Shāfiʿī law, which indicates that Muslim scholars deemed it necessary to comment … Continue reading The Content of Commentaries
By Felicitas Opwis The study of commentaries (shurūḥ) and glosses (ḥawāshī) has rightly received attention and appreciation in recent years. The scholarship of Asad, El Shamsy, Saleh, Wisnovsky as well … Continue reading The Discursive Tradition of Commentaries (shurūḥ) – Lessons from Matn Abī Shujāʿ
Dr. Felicitas Opwis, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, received her doctorate from Yale University. Her scholarship investigates the articulation of the religious sciences of Islam … Continue reading Welcome to our September Guest Blogger: Felicitas Opwis
On Apr 11, Felicitas Opwis of Georgetown University discussed “Al-Ghazālī and the Epistemology of Legal Analogy (Qiyās): How Greek Logic Ascertains Islamic Law.” The event was co-sponsored by the Program … Continue reading Lecture: Greek Logic and Islamic Law