From the Editors
(First paragraph) Greetings and welcome back to Ilahiyat Studies. It is our distinct pleasure to introduce the new issue of the journal. With this issue, we are publishing three articles and five book review essays related to various disciplines of Islamic and religious studies. The first article, “Sunnī-Shi´ī Interaction in the Early Period: The Transition of the Chains of Ahl al-Sunna to the Shīʿā„ by Bekir Kuzudişli examines the time when and by whom, and through which channels the so-called Sunnī narrations (isnāds) were incorporated into the Shīʿī ḥadīth collections despite the fact that they are very rare to be found within the classical Shīʿī tradition. The article also attempts to present an overview of the historical development of Shīʿī ḥadīth narrative (riwāya). In doing so, Kuzudişli compares and contrasts al-Barqī´s Kitāb al-maḥāsin and al-Sheikh al-á¹¢adūq´s work with the same title.