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Unformatted text preview: o The Umayyad dynasty (661-c.750); capital = Damascus . (Many –esp. Shia--consider it illegitimate.) o War between Ali’s son Husayn (Hussein) & Mu’awiyya’s son . Husayn killed at Karbala . o Shia cult of Ali and Husayn (criticized by Sunni as idolatry). o Sunni emphasis on law and councils > individual. 6. Shia o Imams = clergy o Spiritual leadership, divinely inspired, infallible o Koran = produced in time; imams can add to its pronouncements. o Koran has a hidden meaning which only imams can interpret. 7. Sunni o Ulama = learned judges o secular leadership, humanly fallible o Koran = eternal; o learned judges apply it 8. Koranic law is based on: o Koran (but who can interpret it?) o Hadith (but which ones?) o Consensus (of whom ?) o Extension by analogy 9. Shared Koran => very different laws in different areas....
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2009 for the course MMW 654321 taught by Professor Smarr during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.
- Spring '09