The University of Tokyo Centrer for Middle Eastrn Studies Sultan Qaboos Chair in Middle Eastern Studies

Special Lecture

The influence of Ibadi siyar manuscripts on the Orientalists’ understanding of the history of early Islamic theology (28th Oct. 2019)

Over recent years Ibadi siyar have attracted increasing interest among Islamic scholars in the West for three reasons: 1) Up to the 2nd/8th century they continued to be written in the 'original' Arabic literary style. 2) Their interpretation of early Islamic history is markedly different from that of the Sunni/Shiite tradition. 3) They show the development of early Islamic theology. This lecture is designed to demonstrate how Western scholars of Islamic studies have come to regard Ibadi siyar over the past three decades.

Lecturer Dr. Abdulrahman al-Salimi (Advisor to the Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Sultanate of Oman)
Date and Timing Monday, 28th October 2019, 15:00-16:30
Venue Room 840, Akamon General Research Building,
Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Language English
Co-organized Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo
Others Free, open to public
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