The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning

Studies Presented to Wadad Kadi

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The Arabo-Islamic heritage of the Islam is among the richest, most diverse, and longest-lasting literary traditions in the world. Born from a culture and religion that valued teaching, Arabo-Islamic learning spread from the seventh century and has had a lasting impact until the present.In The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning leading scholars around the world present twenty-five studies explore diverse areas of Arabo-Islamic heritage in honor of a renowned scholar and teacher, Dr. Wadad A. Kadi (Prof. Emerita, University of Chicago). The volume includes contributions in three main areas: History, Institutions, and the Use of Documentary Sources; Religion, Law, and Islamic Thought; Language, Literature, and Heritage which reflect Prof. Kadi’s contributions to the field.

Contributors:Sean W. Anthony; Ramzi Baalbaki; Jonathan A.C. Brown; Fred M. Donner; Mohammad Fadel; Kenneth Garden; Sebastian Günther; Li Guo; Heinz Halm; Paul L. Heck; Nadia Jami; Jeremy Johns; Maher Jarrar; Marion Holmes Katz; Scott C. Lucas; Angelika Neuwirth; Bilal Orfali; Wen-chin Ouyang; Judith Pfeiffer; Maurice A. Pomerantz; Riḍwān al-Sayyid ; Aram A. Shahin; Jens Scheiner; John O. Voll; Stefan Wild.
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Biographical Note

Maurice A . Pomerantz, Ph.D. (2010), University of Chicago, is Assistant Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi.
He has published on Abbasid literature and literary culture of the fourth/tenth century. He is currently writing on the Maqāmāt of Badīʿ al-Zamān al-Hamadhānī and the history and circulation of the maqāma genre.

Aram A. Shahin, Ph. D. (2009), University of Chicago, is Assistant Professor of Arabic at James Madison University. He has published on Islamic political thought and Arabic literature. He is currently working on articles on the development of the institution of the caliphate and of concepts of political legitimacy.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements…………………………………………………………………………………………….
The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning…………………………………………………………………..
Prof. Wadad Kadi: A Life of Learning and Teaching…………………………………………….
Bibliography Wadad Kadi (Wadād al-Qāḍī)……………………………….…………………………
Works Dedicated to Wadad Kadi…………………………………………………………………………..




HISTORY, INSTITUTIONS, AND THE USE OF DOCUMENTARY SOURCES


The Meccan Prison of ʿAbdallāh b. al-Zubayr and the Imprisonment of Muḥammad b. al-Ḥanafiyya………………………………………………………………………………3
Sean W. Anthony

Fragments of Three Umayyad Official Documents …………………………………………..30
Fred M. Donner

Single Isnāds or Riwāyas? Quoted Books in Ibn ʿAsākirʼs Tarjama of Tamīm
al-Dārī…………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………48
Jens Scheiner

Friendship in the Service of Governance: Makārim al-Akhlāq in Abbasid
Political Culture …………………………………………………………………………………………………81
Paul L. Heck

Prinzen, Prinzessinnen, Konkubinen und Eunuchen am fatimidischen Hof…….101
Heinz Halm

A New Latin-Arabic Document from Norman Sicily (November 595 H/1198 CE)..123
Nadia Jamil and Jeremy Johns


RELIGION, LAW, AND ISLAMIC THOUGHT


The Rhetorical Qurʾān or Orality as a Theologumenon………………………………………189
Angelika Neuwirth

The “Shearing of Forelocks” as a Penitential Rite…………………………………………………212
Marion Holmes Katz

Authority in Ibn Abī Zayd al-Qayrawānī’s Kitāb al-nawādir wa-l-ziyādāt
ʿalā mā fī l-Mudawwana min ghayrihā min al-ummahāt:
The Case of “The Chapter of Judgments” (Kitāb al-aqḍiya)…………………………………..228
Mohammad Fadel

A Segment of the Genealogy of Sunni Ḥadīth Criticism: The Mysterious
Relationship between al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī and al-Ḥākim al-Naysābūrī…………249
Jonathan Brown

Al-Ḥākim al-Naysābūrī and the Companions of the Prophet: An Original
Sunnī Voice in the Shīʿī Century…………………………………………………………………………258
Scott C. Lucas

Ibn Rushd and Thomas Aquinas on Education…………………………………………………..272
Sebastian Günther

Teaching the Learned: Jalāl al-Dīn al-Dawānī’s Ijāza to Muʾayyadzāda
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Efendi and the Circulation of Knowledge between Fārs
and the Ottoman Empire at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century…………………………306
Judith Pfeiffer

Scholars in Networks: ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī and His Travels……………………….360
John O. Voll

Rhetorics of Revival: al-Ghazālī and His Modern Heirs………………………………………..381
Kenneth Garden


LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND HERITAGE


Grammarians on the Afʿāl al-Muqāraba: Steps in the Sources towards a Subdivision of Operants………………………………………..………………………………………..……………………………405
Ramzi Baalbaki

Reflections on the Lives and Deaths of Two Umayyad Poets:
Laylā al-Akhyaliyya and Tawba b. al-Ḥumayyir……………………..…………………………..432
Aram A. Shahin

Literature and Thought: Re-reading al-Tawḥīdī’s Transcription of the Debate
between Logic and Grammar………………………………………………………………………………….473
Wen-chin Ouyang

The Play of Genre: A Maqāma of “Ease after Hardship” from the Eighth/Fourteenth
Century and Its Literary Context…………………………………………………………………………….492
Maurice A. Pomerantz

What’s in a Mamluk Picture? The Hall of Portraiture at the Cairo
Citadel Remembered……………………………………………………………………………………………….518
Li Guo

In Defense of the Use of Qurʾān in Adab:
Ibn Abī l-Luṭf’s Rafʿ al-iltibās ʿan munkir al-iqtibās………………………………………………………535
Bilal Orfali

Modes of Existence of the Poetry in the Arabian Nights……………………………………..564
Wolfhart Heinrichs

Modern Arabic Literature and Islam…………………………………………………………………….576
Stefan Wild

Abraham and the Sacrificial Son: Transtextual Strategies in José Saramago’s
The Gospel according to Jesus Christ and Elias Khoury’s As though She Were Sleeping……………………………………………………………………………………………………….593
Maher Jarrar

The Ideological and Epistemological: Contemporary Readings in Arabo-Islamic Classical Heritage (Turāth)……………………………………………………………………………………………………640
Riḍwān al-Sayyid (Translated by Eman Morsi)



Index of Arabic Terms
Index of Proper Nouns
Notes on the Contributors

Readership

Students and scholars in Middle Eastern history, Islamic Studies, and Arabic literature. The volume would be of immediate interest to institutes, academic libraries, specialists and post-graduates.