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Andrew Rippin 1950-2016

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 4, 2016 at 08:41

Dr Pipes

Andrew Rippin passed away on November 29/2 016 in Victoria BC Canada

https://iqsaweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/ripar/

He studied the history of Islam the Qur'an and Islam as a religion and his work on Quranic Tafsir is truly remarkable

https://www.amazon.com/Interpretative-Tradition-Variorum-Collected-Studies/dp/0860788482/ref=la_B001IXTTYG_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480858183&sr=1-4

He also wrote this volume which is now a must read for any student of Islam

https://www.amazon.com/Muslims-Religious-Beliefs-Practices-Library/dp/0415348889/ref=la_B001IXTTYG_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480858183&sr=1-3

I regard his introduction to Wansbrough 's very difficult book Quranic Studies as his finest work

https://www.amazon.com/Quranic-Studies-Sources-Scriptural-Interpretation/dp/1591022010/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480858560&sr=1-1&keywords=quranic+studies+wansbrough

And yes indeed he was very much a skeptic about the origins of early Islam as transmitted by the Islamic Historical Tradition but he had great understanding of the very vast and contradictory Islamic literary sources

We will all miss him

Mat he rest in peace

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