TWISTED THREADS: GENESIS, DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF THE TERM AND CONCEPT OF TAWATUR IN ISLAMIC THOUGHT
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CitationLaher, Suheil Ismail. 2014. TWISTED THREADS: GENESIS, DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF THE TERM AND CONCEPT OF TAWATUR IN ISLAMIC THOUGHT. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractTawātur is the concept that if we obtain the same information through a sufficient number of independent channels, we reach certainty about that data. When applied to the transmission of Qur'ān and hadith texts, tawātur can serve as a means by which to assert the truth of a source-text, which in turn has implications for correctness of the religious belief or practice that is conveyed by the text, and hence the orthodoxy of one accepting or rejecting it.
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