The History and Origins of the Kalam Theology of the Asharis and Maturidis Posted by Abu.Iyaad on Wednesday, January, 31 2018 and
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The foundation of the theology of the Jahmiyyah, Mu'tazilah, Ash'ariyyah and Māturidiyyah is to impose the rationally deduced conception of 'divine perfection' spoken of by Aristotle and Plato upon the texts of the Qurʾan and Sunnah. The dismissal of ḥadiths pertaining to the ṣifāt as speculative knowledge only, the claim of allegory (majāz) in the texts of the attributes, the claim of the meanings of the texts of the attributes meaning being unknowable (tashābuh) and likewise, taʾwīl (figurative interpretation) and finally, tafwīḍ (assumed ignorance and consignment of the meaning) are all mechanisms that were invented to help achieve the goal of imposing the language of rational divinity of the likes of Aristotle, Plato and the Hellenized Jews, Christians and Sabeans upon the speech of Allāh and His Messenger. Download PDF File (30 pages).