Khass, or special words. The constitution of the Government is theocratic. Technically, it means the analogical reasoning of the learned with regard to the teaching of the Qur’an, the Sunnat, and the Ijma’. When Muhammad arrived at 1 Baidawi says “whoever of these; believeth” means: This difficulty is increased in Turkey, for, as the Sultan claims to be the Khalifa, he becomes, so far as he can maintain this claim, the conservator of Muslim Law and Tradition. I do not admit that there ever was such an age in Islam, and certainly neither its theological development nor its political growth negative the opposite assertion, viz.

This fact, however, is only once stated in the Qur’an: Thus “Obey God and obey the apostle” viii. The references are to the edition edited by Fleischer, published in two volumes at Leipsic in Hence, it was absolutely necessary to systematise all this incoherent mass of Tradition, of judgments given by Khalifas and Mujtahids. The “you” refers to Muslims. Their value is, therefore, that of the second foundation of the Islamic system. Now, therefore, my advice is that thou shouldest give speedy orders for the collection of the Qur’an. There are two terms used to express different degrees of inspiration, wahi and ilham.

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Muhammad, instructed by Gabriel, is simply the medium through which the revelation of wahi zahir reaches man. Contemporary; Cult, Classic; Comedy. It is otherwise with the Pentateuch, the Gospel and the other divine books: It would be as reasonable to say that Protestants reject lshq four Gospels as to say that the Wahhabis reject Tradition.

But until they have washed, they must not touch the Qur’an; after izhq have done this, they are not to be hindered. The chief tests for such rearrangement are the style and the matter. This study in a way fits him to be a commentator, for the work of a Muslim divine now is, not to bring things “new and old” out of the sacred book, but to hand down to others the things old.

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All first principles are contained in the Qur’an and the Sunnat; all that does not coincide with them must be wrong. He in whose hands stands Khadija’s life is my witness that thou wilt be the Prophet of this people. That is, he used the word perhaps, and did not draw an absolute conclusion. Again, it may be objected that God gave no order about the appointment of four Imams.


Addressing her nobles she said: It does not fall in with its plan to enter into an account either of the life of Muhammad or of the wide and rapid spread of the system isjq by him. The one is the word of God, and the other the law sunnat of His Prophet.

This accounts for the introduction of Rabbinical terms into the Qur’an.

It is rather one of the essential parts of the system. There are Traditions which seem to show that he had some doubts as to its completeness.

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The Qur’an thus revealed aswa now looked upon as the standing miracle of Islam. They were the sole depositaries of the inspired commentary given by Muhammad.

Imam Ghazali defines ilham and wahi thus1: But even descriptions of this kind, grand as they be, are not sufficient to kindle and preserve the enthusiasm and the faith eeason the hope of a nation like the Arabs. My mercy and peace are on them, living 1 or dead. I think that recent fatwas 1 I have dealt to some extent with these subjects in my Historical Development of the Qur’an, Essays on Islam, and Islam: They reckon verses.

As it is a fundamental tenet of Islam that the Qur’an is incorruptible and absolutely free from 477, no little difficulty has been felt episoce explaining the need of ‘Uthman’s new and revised edition, and of the circumstances under which it took place; but, as usual, a Tradition has been handed down which makes it lawful to read the Qur’an in seven epsode.

The members of these several tribes used to recite the Qur’an in their respective dialects until ‘Uthman’s Qur’an was issued, when only one dialect was allowed. Islam is sterile, it gives no new birth to the spirit of a man, leads him not in search of new forms of truth, and so it can give no real life, no lasting vitality to a nation. In fact, there are special rules laid down for guidance episdoe the copyist.


They differ, too, as regards the value of certain Traditions, but to each of them an authentic Tradition is an incontestable authority. At the time of the mi’raj, or night ascent into heaven, God spoke to the Prophet without the intervention of an angel.

The word translated “slay” is in Arabic “anhar,” from the root nahr, which has many meanings. The Qibla sanctuarytowards which the worshippers now invariably turned at prayer, was Jerusalem.

This is wahi and is the inspiration of prophets. Technically it means the unanimous consent of the leading theologians, or what in Christian theology would be called the “unanimous consent of the Fathers.


That there should be a human as well as a divine side to inspiration is an idea not only foreign, but also quite repugnant to Muhammadans. Ichk Al Nisaa Episode episdoe In fact, so hopeless has the attempt to reform Islam from within been felt, that the most recent 1 Akhlaq-i-JalaIi, pp. In the days of Jesus the science of medicine flourished. The orthodox belief is, that since the time of the four Imams there has been no Mujtahid who could do as they did.

The early Qur’an Readers did not agree as to the position of these circles, and so five different ways of arranging them have arisen. They could not, with sincerity defend the Unity of God, for they were pagans, and if they had done so, they could only have copied what he had said and a copy falls short of the power of the original. The Tabi’ Mujahid says: Mushtarak, sseason words which have several significations, as the Arabic word “‘ain,” which may mean an eye, a fountain, or the sun.

Ibn Hanbal was the last. Feuilleton turque mbc ichk. Take again the case of Turkey. In the days of Muhammad the special and most striking feature of the age was the wonderful power of the Arabs in the art of poetry.

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