ŞAHİN, Hanifi
March 2012
Ekev Academic Review;bahar2012, Vol. 16 Issue 51, p133
Academic Journal
The existence of polemical writings produced by Shi'i and Sunnî scholars in and around Baghdad during the seventh and eighth centuries contributes to the interrelation between these groups. As Shi'i scholars, during the period, obtained greater access to patronage through the support of Mongol benefactors. In this period, Shi'i scholars produced some works that would prove foundational for later intellectual developments. Sunnî scholars were compelled to respond directly to these works. Ibn Taymiyah's Minhâj al-Sunnah is one of the works produced by Sunni scholors and it was accepted as scathing counter-refutation work. The main purpose of Ibn Taymiyyah is break al-Hillî's influence on the Islamic society and in politics. This article gets criticisms were directed by Ibn Taymiyyah to Shia at the personality of al-Allâmah al-Hillî.


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