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Khandan-i-Ijtihad: Genealogy, history, and authority in a household of ‘ulama in modern South Asia

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Revisiting the debate on how Islam's ‘learned men’ (‘ulama) have sustained their religious authority through changing historical circumstances, this article offers a longue durée account of the so-called ‘Khandan-i-Ijtihad’: a family of renowned scholars and jurists who have held scholarly and popular precedence within South Asia's Shi‘i clerical networks for some 250 years. Instead of analysing the ‘ulama as a corporate group or a class of religious professionals, this article examines the ‘...

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10.1017/S0026749X18000598

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7216-793X
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Name:
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Grant:
AH/N005856/1
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
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Volume:
54
Issue:
4
Pages:
1149-1191
Publication date:
2019-10-28
Acceptance date:
2018-10-15
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EISSN:
1469-8099
ISSN:
0026-749X
Language:
English
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pubs:952304
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uuid:a8040a18-ca80-4d81-b5db-a465205b0881
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pubs:952304
Source identifiers:
952304
Deposit date:
2018-12-13

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