In what follows, I argue that scholars have greatly overestimated the extent and importance of the Shuʿūbī movement and that overstating the Shuʿūbiyya crowds out more searching investigations of the situation of non-Arabs in early Islam. Furthermore, it plays into the hands of modern nationalist polemics, in which Shuʿūbiyya has been a term of approbation
Essays in Islamic Philology, History, and Philosophy
(2016). Naming Shuʿūbīs. Essays in Islamic Philology, History, and Philosophy.
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