The impacts of Shu'ubite in Islamic historiography

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It is axiomatic that the period of 'Abbasid was proven as one of the remarkable periods for Muslims especially in its early and middle epoch. Knowledge for instance, was one of the most significant achievements during this particular time. It can be said that leaders as well as ordinary people were involved in activities associated with knowledge. Thus, this article attempts to prove whether there were influences by Shu'ubite historians on the knowledge development. It commences by a discussion on Shu'ubite historians such as 'Allan al-Shu'ubi, al- Haytham b. 'Adi and Abu 'Ubaydah Ma'mar b. al-Muthanna. This will be done by explaining their actions that led to the influence on the knowledge development during the period of 'Abbasid. Besides, that focus shall be given on the production of their works particularly on the disgrace of the Arabs and Shu'ubite virtues. At this point, it is interesting to note how true the claims of the Shu'ubite historians concerning superiority of the Arabs was. Back then, these claims succeeded in attracting the attention of the pro-Arab historians to activate knowledge development at that time by producing works to counter the claims. Finally, this paper endeavors to construe on al-Jahiz and Ibn Qutaybah who produce al-Bayan wa al-Tabyin and Kitab al-'Arab or al-Radd 'ala al-Shu'ubiyyah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1010-1013
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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  • Islamic historiography
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The impacts of Shu'ubite in Islamic historiography. / Mujani, Wan Kamal; Sidik @ Mat Sidek, Roziah.

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