On the Genesis of a Book: Ibn Lubb’s Polemic Against Ibn ʿArafa

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Abstract

This brief contribution deals with Kitāb Fatḥ al-bāb wa-rafʿ al-ḥiǧāb bi-taʿqīb mā waqaʿa fī tawātur al-Qurʾān min al-suʾāl wa-l-ǧawāb, a treatise on the modes of transmission of the Qurʾān by the eighth/fourteenth-century legal scholar Ibn Lubb of Granada in which he attacks his Tunisian colleague Ibn ʿArafa. It describes the unusual circumstances that led to its composition and the way in which it was preserved for posterity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalIntellectual history of the Islamicate world
Volume4
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Qurʾān
  • Variant Readings
  • Tawātur
  • Ibn Lubb
  • Ibn ʿArafa
  • Granada

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