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Muhyl '’1-Din b. al-*'ArabI’s arrogance towards mere book-learning and his extrava­ gant boasts o f personal meetings, not merely with prophets and angels, but even with God himself, provoked the orthodox to sarcasm. ^® A modus vivendi was generally, however, desired, as it was clear that considerable spiritual benefits could be derived from §ufi insights. Their ta^wll could be accommodated within the science o f tafstfy as long as it was emphasized that they claimed merely to supplement, not to replace, the massive body o f interpretation built up over generations.

Successful interpolation o f a reference to the Prophet in both verses has disturbed the original underlying syntax. From the context in which its discussion occurs, unsuccessful interpola­ tion is also easily recognizable. 59. ’’ Kichtungen, i. , 6. T 42 QURANIC EXEGESIS WRITTEN texts nor the differing resolutions o f a shared text. ’ It is an attempt to exploit a hallowed document to underpin a disputed principle. ), predated the attempt at interpolation {taqdir) o f the “ elucidatory” phrase, showing this to be a sophisticated rather than primitive exegetical pro­ cedure and raising the question o f the date o f the quarrel.

Predated the attempt at interpolation {taqdir) o f the “ elucidatory” phrase, showing this to be a sophisticated rather than primitive exegetical pro­ cedure and raising the question o f the date o f the quarrel. 6^° arose at the secondary stage o f working out the implications o f the texts. When one meets the issue in the exegesis, the theorists are already divided as to whether the feet are to be washed (if the reading is arjuld) or merely wiped (if the reading is arjuli) before the ritual prayer.

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