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Forms And Functions Of ‘Licences To Transmit’ (Ijāzas) In 18th-Century-Iran: 'Abd Allāh Al-Mūsawī Al-Jazā'Irī Al-Tustarī’s (1112–73/1701–59) Ijāza Kabīra

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Social aspects of transmission of knowledge came into the focus of scholarship in recent years, yet we are still far from having a comprehensive picture. One of the most variegated types of the elements that made up the successful career and posthumous reputation of a scholar is the ijza, or, more specifically the ijzat al-riwya, the license to transmit. The majority of known ijazas issued by Imami scholars from the 4th/10thto the 14th/20th century is Listed in Agha Buzurg al-Tihranfs. The contents authorized to be transmitted were usually comprehensive, frequently comprising the whole literature of a certain scholarly tradition (ijza kabra or ijza 'mma). This chapter examines an ijza that belongs to the genre of text-independent ijza 'mma , covering more or less the entire culture and literature of Imami scholarship. The chapter also includes a lit of contemporary scholars, whom the al-Tustar met in the course of his life.

Keywords: al-Tustar; Ijza Kabra; ijza; Imami scholars; transmission of knowledge



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