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Nabil Mouline

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300178906

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300178906.001.0001

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The Birth of the Hanbali Tradition

The Birth of the Hanbali Tradition

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(p.17) 1 The Birth of the Hanbali Tradition
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Clerics of Islam
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Nabil Mouline

Ethan S. Rundell

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300178906.003.0002

This chapter discusses the beginning of the Hanbali tradition. It reveals how the position of Ahmad ibn Hanbal in the Islamic community became one of the most specifically constitutive elements of Muslim culture. It also describes the most important traits of corporation under the Abbasid Caliphate. It then explores how the tradition adapted to its new sociohistoric environment and how its representatives once again gave voice to an ethic of responsibility. The representatives of ideological authority have acted in a pragmatic manner as a result of the ethics of responsibility.

Keywords:   Hanbali, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Islam, Muslim culture, Abbasid Caliphate, ethics of responsibility

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