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Definition of the noun akhbari

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  1. a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli


Akhbari: The Twelvers Akhbārīs are Twelver Shī‘a Muslims who reject the use of reasoning in deriving verdicts, and believe Qur'an and hadith as the only source of law.

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Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy (2015)

by Oliver Leaman

Essentially the Akhbari school accepted Qur'an and Sunna in matters of doctrine and law, while rejecting consensus (ijma') and intellect ('aql). The contribution of Shaykh Ansari in strengthening the Usuli position is widely acknowledged.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

The Akhbari School was an influential branch of Shii jurisprudence (fiqh) from the 17th century to the 19th century in iran, iraq, parts of the Arabian Peninsula, and india. Its name comes from the Arabic word akhbar, which means “reports” or ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (2013)

by Gerhard Böwering, Patricia Crone

of the imams' words or deeds, the Akhbari school restricted the basis of the law to scriptural proof texts , quotes from sacred literature, arguing that legal injunctions and ordinances ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion (2013)

by Ian Richard Netton

The Akhbari school opposed the development of ijtihad and the evolution of ...

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Scrabble value of A1K5H4B3A1R1I1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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