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Project: Innovation (bid'a), apostasy (irtid_d) and blasphemy (sabb) according to Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328): A diachronic study of an influential doctrine.

project duration
01-OCT-09 – 30-SEP-11
The diachronic study and reconstruction of the ideas about innovation (bid'a), apostasy (irtid_d) and blasphemy (sabb) of Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328), one of the most influential Islamic thinkers until the present, by means of a reconstruction of his related doctrine, its evolution and background, as found in his own works and in their confrontation with the intellectual and sociopolitical context.