A Commentary on the Creed of Islam by Mas'ud ibn Umar Taftazani

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D. Luciani, Les Prolegomenes theologiques de Senoussi (Algiers, 1908), pp. 14 f. All acts of Muslims come under one of these five headings, so when the term The Law (al-shar*) is used by al-Taftazam, this very broad usage must be kept in mind. The rational judgment (al-hul(m al-aqli) may be any one of three categories, necessity (wujub), impossibility (istihdla) and possibility (jawdz or imkjin). See Wensinck, The judgment is Muslim Creed, pp. 273 p. 15. ; Enc. of Islam, III, 260; al-Shahrastani, Kitdb Nih&yatu 'l-lqddm, REAL ESSENCES OF THINGS 6 connected with the first [8] is called the science of canon laws and judg- ments because these things are not comprehended except from the canon law (al-sha/), and it is only to these that the understanding turns when the [term] judgment is mentioned without further connected with the second is definition.

S. dc Sacy, in Notices ct cxtraits dcs manuscrits, X (Paris, 1818), 481 ff. 15 The denial by the Muslims of the killing of Jesus rests on the interpretation of a verse in the Qur'an (4:156). They take it to mean that someone was crucified in his place. The other references (Qur. 3:37, 48; 5:117; 19:34) to his departure are often interpreted in such a way as to deny his crucifixion and death. See al-Bay^awi, al-Rizi, and al-f abarl in their commentaries on these verses. 16 A. J. " n CAUSES OF KNOWLEDGE that was not in them separately, as for instance in the strength of a rope made of hairs.

THE ATTRIBUTES OF CREATING AND WILLING 67 8. THE BEATIFIC VISION OF ALLAH 74 9. THE CREATOR AND THE ACTIONS OF HIS CREATURES 80 10. THE CREATURE'S LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ALLAH'S SUSTENANCE AND 11. SOME ESCHATOLOGICAL REALITIES 12. SINS 107 13. BELIEF Il6 THE MESSENGERS, ANGELS, AND BOOKS OF ALLAH THE ASCENSION OF THE PROPHET AND MIRACLES 127 15. K). THE KHALIFATE AND IMAMATE 17. VARIOUS ARTICLES OF BELIEF CONCERNING WORSHIP, THE COMPAN- GUIDANCE 14. IONS OF 99 136 14! THE PROPHET, THE WIPING ON THE INNER SHOES, AND NABIDH 1 8.

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