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Defining The Akhbari-Usuli Conflict

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Designating a particular scholar as an Akhbārī should ideally be based on an established, agreed set of criteria. The competing conceptions of Akhbarism found in literature originating within the Shīʿī tradition, has led to conflicting accounts of Akhbarism's origins and development. Works dedicated to examining the differences between the two schools became an established genre and invariably included such a list. Development within these lists reflects not only shifts in the focus of the dispute, but also modifications in the self-definition of the Akhbārī school. Early Akhbārī scholarship was primarily reactionary that is, the debate revolved around the faults of the Uṣūlī position, rather than the establishment of a coherent Akhbārī alternative. The early lists reflect this preoccupation, and, accordingly, list the differences between the two schools as mere Akhbārī refutations of Uṣūlī doctrines.

Keywords: Akhbārī school; Shīʿī tradition; Uṣūlī school



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