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Religion Theology

Al-Ghazali and the Ismailis

A Debate on Reason and Authority in Medieval Islam

by (author) Farouk Mitha

I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2002
Theology, General, Medieval
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Al-Ghazali is arguably one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Islam, and his writings have received greater scholarly attention in the West than those of any other Muslim scholar. This study explores an important dimension of his thought that has not yet been fully examined, namely, his polemical engagement with the Ismailis of the Fatimid and early Alamut periods.

Published in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

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Contributor Notes

Farouk Mitha is associated with the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Canada.