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The Ash'ari creed in Southeast Asia across the Centuries

An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies lecture
Date17 January 2018
Time17:15 to 18:45
PlaceIAIS Building/LT1

Muslim Southeast Asia is known as a region thoroughly dominated by Shāfiʽi law and Ashʽari theology. This dominance was the result of a gradual marginalization of non-Ashʽari theology in the region and the linked ascendancy of a specific strand of Ashʽarism based on the thought of the post-classical North African scholar Abū ʿAbdallāh al-Sanūsī (d. 895/1490). From the mid-18th century onwards local Islamic scholars have produced an extensive body of Ashʽari creeds, mainly in Malay, but also in other Southeast Asian languages, thereby firmly entrenching a common standard of orthodoxy across the region. By the mid-20th century, however, several challenges to the status quo had become manifest.

ProviderInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Speaker(s)Philipp Bruckmayr, University of Vienna

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