The Essentials of Ibadi Islam
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: Syracuse University Press
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The bulk of this research was conducted in Oman during the 2000â2001 academic year, thanks to a research grant in the Fulbright Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia Regional Research Program run by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. I did some follow-up on this research when...
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So writes a modern Ibadi scholar of Oman, in words that express a point of view common among adherents of this sect. Ibadi Islam is a distinct sect of Islam that is neither Sunni nor Shiâite. Although, as the quote above indicates, Ibadis see their sect as the oldest...
Part Two: Al-âAqida âl-Wahbiyya
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Praise be to God, the One whose existence is necessary by virtue of His essence, the Holy One who is exalted beyond all comparison in His essence, His names, and His acts. May God bless our master Muhammad...
1. The Knowledge of God's Unity
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S: Dear teacher, I have come to rely on your guidance. You are a father to my intellect, training me to become a true human being and servant of God, as He desires. You wish to place me before God in the ranks of the righteous. There is no doubt that the useful sciences include those pursued for the sake of things...
2. The Knowledge of God
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S: What is the rationally necessary (ma huwa âl-wajib al-âaqli)? T: It is what the intellect cannot imagine to be nonexistent. S: Can you give me some examples of it (ma mithaluhu)? T: Some examples are: the knowledge that for a confi rmed act (li-âl-fi âli âl-thabit) there must be an actor...
3. God's Essence and Attributes
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S: I have learned what scholars say about the word of majesty (lafz al-jalala), that it is the greatest name of Godâs essence (al-ism al-dhati al-aâzam), around which revolve all the attributes and names. Explain to me the correct teaching adhered to by the people of truth and straightness...
4. The Roots of Religion, the Impossibility of Seeing God, and What is Necessary and Impossible for God
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S: I congratulate myself on the blessing of success in these precious essentials that my master the teacher has taught me. I think I understand what is necessary for the Necessary Being, my True God (ilahi al-haqq), concerning His attributes and how to know them...
5. Affiliation (Walaya) and Dissociation (Bara'a)
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S: It is as clear as day (qad wadaha âl-subh) for anyone with two eyes; I have comprehended most of the important things that are necessary for our majestic Lord and those that are impossible for Him, which you have laid out perfectly. By God, you are a guide to what...
6. How to Deal with People Who are Not of Muhammad's Umma
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S: I found that God mentioned in His Book six religions (milal).1 Explain these six religions to me. T: Indeed, God mentioned six religions, of which He has prescribed (sharaâa) only one, and that is Islam. Iblis, God curse him, prescribed Judaism, in...
7. Knowledge and Action
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S: What are the foundations of religious practice (qawaâid al-din)? T: Th e foundations of religious practice are four things, from which four others are derived. S: What is the first foundation...
Part Three: âAbd al-âAziz al-Thamini al-Musâabi on Godâs Power and Human Acts, from Kitab Maâalim al-Din
 Chapter 3: On the Necessity of the Absolute Oneness of God Most High
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If you understand the preceding concerning the necessity of the absolute oneness of God Most High, you will know that one may use the proof of mutual prevention...
Chapter 4: On What is Possible Concerning the Most High
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A person who is subject to the law must believe that God the Glorious created human beings (al-âibad) and created their acts and created reward and punishment for these acts, and that they acquire (iktasabu) their acts and do them,  and are not compelled...
Glossary / Bibliographical Dictionary / References / Index
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Page Count: 328
Publication Year: 2011
Series Title: Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East