The medieval heresiographer
al-Baghdadi described an Iranian religious group, the Khurramis (from khurram din, or "joyous religion"), as permitting any pleasure, no matter how abominable, provided it did not harm others.
From the epistle of Ibn Dhakwan, himself an early Ibadi heresiographer
, it is clear that the Ibadiyya rejected the separatism of other Kharijite groups: "we hold that we are not forbidden to have relations of marriage and inheritance with our qawm [i.
56) The renowned heresiographer
Thn Hazm (384/994-456/1064) boasted of the transmission of Muslim doctrines by generations of reliable scholars.
this important heresiographer
can hardly serve as a proof for De Smet's claim that the influence of the Pseudo-Ammonius "exceeds by far the limits of the [Isma.
The name "(A)Saqlon," a transparent reflex of "Sakla(s)," is used for this entity by the eighth- century Nestorian heresiographer
Theodore bar Konai in his authoritative description of Manichaean cosmogonic and anthropogonic teachings.
This last point is unlikely to have been of the author's own making, since it matches a report preserved by the traditionalist heresiographer
Malati, who mentions that very practice in connection with an anonymous Kharijite group based in Sijistan, Herat, and Khurasan.
57) This last named witness is the heresiographer
who also knew of Abu Tammam and his Shajara.
347-54 on eschatology) certainly demonstrate that it would have been easy for Muslim heresiographers
to superficially classify Khurramiyya as being of Magian origins, especially as both were dualists in stark contrast to the three large monotheist communities.
list the Mu'tazilis as a Muslim sect known by other names like al-Qadariyya and al-'Adaliyya.
The authors of these essays (Thomas Ahnert, John Christian Laursen, Ian Hunter, and Sandra Pott) do an exemplary job of identifying nuances and tensions among those who might be labeled "revisionist heresiographers
She also engages the underlying genre with a chapter on "Gangraena as Heresiography," a much-needed exercise as heresiographers
, like generals, are always (re-)fighting past wars.
have identified over 72 sects, each considering itself as the "saved sect," with the others as misguided.