FRIAS Lunch Lecture 2018 "Ignorance - what we don't know"
“Father of Ignorance”: How and Why Marginal Figures within Islam Remain Marginal
Sources for the history of Islam are replete with the names of people who seem to have played a significant role in shaping the religion and/or community of Islam. However, many such individuals have been marginalized, in both the historical sources and modern studies of Islam. This lecture will examine the reasons for and processes of marginalization in both historical texts and modern academic works.