ʿAbd al-Jabbār b. Aḥmad al-Hamadhānī
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ʿAbd al-Jabbār b. Aḥmad al-Hamadhānī (c. 325–415/937–1024) was the leading theologian of the Bahshamī branch of the Basran Muʿtazila. His most important work is al-Mughnī fī abwāb al-tawḥīd wa-l-ʿadl, a twenty-volume work of which fourteen volumes have survived. This work is a systematic discussion of Muʿtazilī doctrine, in which he also presented the teachings of his Muʿtazilī masters and non-Muʿtazilī adversaries. This makes ʿAbd al-Jabbār an…

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Heemskerk, Margaretha T., “ʿAbd al-Jabbār b. Aḥmad al-Hamadhānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_0102>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004161641, 2007, 2007-3



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