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He has, in other words, given a comical and traditionist reading of Light in August and As I Lay Dying, one in which his value-making interpretation values, and is evaluated by, a corporate body (of which Brooks is one member) of value-makers.
The present article discusses the ways in which early Muslim commentators and traditionists have embedded and amplified this enigmatic verse within a rich layer of interpretive lore.
He was a Sufi and a traditionist who spent some time with Ibn Barrajan before moving to northern Morocco.
On the one hand, traditionist radicals came to deny any presumptive legitimacy to the whole apparatus of pre-modern Islam--madhhab subtlety and scholasticism, Sufi spirituality, not to mention popular religious practices such as tomb-veneration.
According to 'Abd al-Razzaq, the Meccan traditionist Ibn Jurayj (d.
As Melchert, Spectorsky, and Lucas have shown, there was real diversity within the "traditionist jurisprudent" school.
The Batriyya (35) were part of the Kufan traditionist movement that held that religious knowledge was dispersed among the larger Muslim community and preserved in traditions stretching back to the Prophet and the Companions.
563/1168)--a ShafiT jurist, traditionist, and Sufi who directed a flourishing ribdt-cum-madrasa on the banks of the Tigris--he established himself as a Sufi master of some repute, eventually drawing the attention of the thirty-fourth 'Abbasid caliph, al-Nasir li-Din Allah (r.
In the fifth/eleventh century, al-Khatib al-Baghdadi makes a good attempt at demolishing al-Suli's reputation in his biographical notice in Ta'rikh Baghdad (Cairo, 1349/1931, 3: 42ff.), highlighting his unreliability as a traditionist due to his despicable reliance on books (Toorawa, p.
Yadgar, Y 2010, Secularism and religion in Jewish-Israeli politics: traditionists and modernity, Routledge, London.
As has been pointed out by Professor Walid Khalidi in his 1996 address at the Jerusalem Conference of the American Committee on Jerusalem, "The Prophet's isra to and miraj from Jerusalem became the source of inspiration of a vast body of devotional Muslim literature, as successive generations of Traditionists, Koranic commentators, theologians, and mystics added their glosses and embellishments.
On many occasions the textual-contextualists havedifferences with the historical contextualists as they have differences with traditionists.