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Mu'tazilism

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
433 words

Mu'tazilism was a Muslim theological school whose positions were, on a number of fundamental points, directly antinomial to the Sunni ...

Mutazilis

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
132 words

Eighth-century theological school that emphasized God's absolute uniqueness, unity, and justice. Also known as Ahl al-Adl wa'l-Tawhid (People of Justice ...

Muʿtazilah

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,418 words

The Muʿtazilah were a major theological school of Islam that was renowned for holding reason (ʿaql) above scripture ...

Mu'tazila

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The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy, Religion
Length:
370 words

The founder of the Mu‘tazila movement is generally believed to have been Wasil ibn ‘Ata’ in the eighth century, but ...

Muʿtazilites

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
223 words

(Arab., ʿitazala, ‘separate from’). ...

An early theological school in Islam, which espoused the use of reason in finding

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