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Islamic creeds : a selection

Author: W Montgomery Watt
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1994.
Series: Islamic surveys.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are no official creeds in Islam comparable to the Apostles' creed and the Nicene creed in Christianity. In mainstream Sunnite Islam, however, there is broad agreement about the chief doctrines, and over the centuries these have been expressed in creeds by individuals and groups, some of which have been widely recognised and used for instruction." "These creeds are basic material for the study of Islamic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Creeds
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Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Islamic creeds.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c1994
(OCoLC)605030787
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Montgomery Watt
ISBN: 0748605223 9780748605224 0748605134 9780748605132
OCLC Number: 31241149
Description: 107 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Historical background --
Some articles of belief and the relevant terms --
Note on literature --
Standard translations --
Hanbalites --
Ahmad ibn Hanbal --
Shorter Hanbalite Creed --
Longer Hanbalite Creed --
Al-Ash'ari --
Al-Tahawi --
Testament of Abu Hanifa --
Later Hanafite Creed --
Al-Qayrawani --
Al-Ghazali --
Al-Nasafi --
Al-Iji --
Al-Sanusi --
Allama-i-Hilli.
Series Title: Islamic surveys.
Responsibility: translated by William Montgomery Watt.

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Introduces the Islamic creeds - statements of belief of theologians who have influenced the development of Islamic thought. Containing English translations of a selection of such creeds, it gives  Read more...

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