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Khandan-i-Ijtihad: Genealogy, history, and authority in a household of ‘ulama in modern South Asia | Modern Asian Studies | Cambridge Core
Revisiting the debate on how Islam’s ‘learned men’ (‘ulama) have sustained their religious authority through changing historical circumstances, this article offers a longue durée account of the so-called ‘Khandan-i-Ijtihad’: a family of renowned scholars and jurists who have held scholarly and popular precedence within South Asia’s Shi’i clerical networks for some 250 years.
- June 25, 2020
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