List of Prominent Ash'arite Scholars

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Ash'arism or al-Ash'ariyya (Arabic:الأشعرية) is a theological school of Sunni Islam that is based on the theological ideas of Abu l-Hasan al-Ash'ari (b. 260/873-4 - d. 324/936). In the beginning of his scientific journey, He was Mu'tazili but after a while he was seeking a moderate way between radical rationalism of Mu'tazila and anti-rationalism of Ahl al-Hadith. His efforts resulted in acceptance of the ideas of Ahl al-Hadith along with rational explanation for them. Nowadays most of the Sunnis follow Ash'arism in theological creed.

Prominent Scholars

  • Abu Bakr al-Baqillani
  • 'Abd al-Qahir al-Baghdadi
  • Abu l-Ma'ali 'Abd al-Malik b. 'Abd Allah al-Juwayni
  • 'Adud al-Din al-Iji
  • Sa'd al-Din al-Taftazani
  • Al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Jurjani
  • 'Ala al-Din al-Qushji