ʿABAQĀT AL-ANWĀR, a large Arabic work by Mīr Ḥāmed Ḥosayn b. Moḥammad-qolī b. Moḥammad b. Ḥāmed of Lucknow on the legitimacy of the imamate and the defense of Shiʿite theology. The book, arranged in two parts, is one of several refutations of Toḥfa eṯnāʿašarīya (specifically chap. 7) by ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Fārūqī Dehlavī (d. 1239/1823-24). The first part (unpublished) deals with the question of the imamate on the basis of the Koran. In the second part the author bases his argument on twelve Hadith, and so the text is subdivided into twelve sections. Sections 1-6 and 12 have been published (Indian ed., 1294, 1295, 1303, 1306, 1317-27, 1301; Isfahan, 1339-41/1920-23, 6 vols.).
Originally Published: December 15, 1982
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