LUSSI Seminar: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Fayd Kashani’s Exegesis
- Wednesday 11 December 2019
2311 BD Leiden
The Leiden University Shiʿi Studies Initiative (LUSSI) is proud to announce a lecture by
Amin Ehteshami (Exeter University)
The Role of the Holy Spirit in Fayd Kashani’s Exegesis
A polymath and prolific author, Fayḍ Kāshānī (d. 1680) has left an enduring impact on Shiʿi intellectual tradition. Fayḍ’s Qurʾan commentary (al-Ṣāfī) and hadith compendium (al-Wāfī) are two among his many contributions. This lecture will look into the dynamic relation between Fayḍ’s exegetic approach in al-Ṣāfī and his efforts in creating an authoritative hadith compendium in al-Wāfī. Completed in 1658, al-Wāfī is unique in that it was the first major Shiʿi hadith compendium to have appeared since the Istibṣār of al-Ṭūsī (d. 1067), compiled six centuries earlier. While in recent years various aspects of Fayḍ’s thought have been briefly explored, his conception of the relationship between the Qurʾan and hadith remains largely neglected. This lecture will investigate this relationship by focusing on the role designated to the Holy Spirit in Fayḍ’s exegetics.
Read more at https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/iais/staff/ehteshami/#yKCcMssU2cGl53LY.99