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piety minded opposition, foremost amongst whom were the Alids. 53 Abū Muslim and his army swept westward carrying black banners probably as a sign of mourning for the death of various members of the Prophet’s family, killed at the hands of the Umayyads. Abū Muslim was a brilliant statesman and general

In: Sainthood and Authority in Early Islam: Al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī’s Theory of wilāya and the Reenvisioning of the Sunnī Caliphate

opposites’ (ἐναντιότητας), such as the limited and the unlimited, and “chance opposites,” such as white and black, and large and small. 395 This runs counter to the conclusion of Hikmet Yaman, who considers ḥikma to be of primarily Islamic origin. The difference in my approach is that I have focused not

In: Sainthood and Authority in Early Islam: Al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī’s Theory of wilāya and the Reenvisioning of the Sunnī Caliphate

Sherman A. Jackson, Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering , 102. 433 Schacht discusses an early Murjiʾī text Al-ʿālim wa l-mutaʿallim attributed to Abū Ḥanīfa through the riwāya of Abū Muqātil al-Samarqandī (d. 208/823) although Schacht argues that Abū Muqātil was the original author of the text

In: Sainthood and Authority in Early Islam: Al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī’s Theory of wilāya and the Reenvisioning of the Sunnī Caliphate