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Amālī (‘dictations, oral teachings’), a term referring to a specific method of instruction and genre of writing, particularly in the field of ḥadīth, fiqh (jurisprudence) and Arabic literature. By this method the sayings and teachings of a master (shaykh) were recorded in writing by students and listeners. According to at least one modern scholar, it was such a successful teaching method that it was later adopted as a model for the ars dictaminis by scholars in early Renaissance Italy (see Makdisi, 318, 329–330).

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri, Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Amālī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0263>
First published online: 2015

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