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Abbasid History Podcast

Oct 10, 2020

Dr. Yasir Qadhi offers insights into this enigmatic figure whose legacy aroused furore amongst Sunni theologians during the Abbasid era.

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Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Sohaib Saeed offers perhaps the most coherent introduction to this influential exegesist of the Quran revealing shortcomings in current scholarship on his work.

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Aug 15, 2020

Dr. Salman Younas gives an introduction to the eponymous 'founder' of the Hanafi school of Sunni law. He tackles misconceptions about Abu Hanafi's standing as hadith transmitter and allegations of his Murjia heresy.

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Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Khalil Andani gives perhaps the most succinct introduction to the history of Ismailism. We cover their beginnings, understanding of revelation, the Qaramatians, the Fatimid caliphate and sub-sects.

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Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Eric Hanne speaks passionately about not imposing simple sectarian or ethnic identities onto the history of the Buyid dynasty's relationship with the Abbasid caliphate. Funny, candid and insightful.

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