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al-Qisṭās al-mustaqīm

Author

Date of creation
  • 12th century   Gregorian
Preferred title

al-Qisṭās al-mustaqīm   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme

القسطاس المستقيم   Arabic  

Work type Single work
Work manifested Early work
Work genre Textual work
Audience

Adult, serious

Summary

كتب الغزالي هذا الكتاب على إثر مناظرة وقعت بينه وبين أحد الشيعة الإسماعيليين حول مرجعية الحقيقة، حيث كان الإسماعيلي يدافع عن فكرة الإمام المعصوم الشيعية كمعيار للصواب والخطأ، بينما جادل الغزالي في المقابل أن هناك خمس موازين واردة في القرآن يجب الرجوع إليها للتحقق من صواب أي مسألة من عدمها ما يغني عن الإمام كمرجعية معرفية.

Summary

This book was written by al-Ġazālī in the wake of a debate that took place between him and a šīʿī ismāʿīlī interlocutor about the reference of the truth. The ismāʿīlī was defending the concept of the infallible imām as a necessary reference for the truthfulness of any idea. On the other hand, al-Ġazālī was arguing that there are five referential principles in the Qurʾān that can be used to approve or reject the truthfulness of any idea. For al-Ġazālī, these principles should be used as epistemic reference, not the infallible imām as his interlocutor suggested.

Identifier

VIAF
Bibliography

9

Diamond   W 4273

Created at 07-11-2013 by migration (IDEO)

Updated at 05-11-2021 by Yamen Nouh (IDEO)


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