Al-Bāqillāni’s Critique to Mu’tazilites on the Createdness of the Qur’an

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Much Hasan Darojat
Mohd Fauzi Hamat
Wan Adli Wan Ramli


This article aims to delineate al-Bāqillānī’s responses to the Mu’tazilites’ views on the createdness of the Qur’ān. As an Ash‘arite, al-Bāqillānī  criticised some theological doctrines related to the topic formulated by this group; the meaning of speech, its division, several relevant verses of the Qur’ān and hadith dealing with the createdness of the Qur’ān, and how God speaks to human beings. He  obviously shows his capacity and attempts to maintain the mainstream of Ash‘arites’ theological framework. Through this study, the author concludes that his theological principles based on the rationalistic way in understanding revelation. A combination of both methods of applying revelation and reason in a harmonious and appropriate way - makes this school more flexible and correct, and hence acceptable in the Muslim community. In this research, the approach that has been applied is textual analysis, using descriptive and analytical methods to investigate and analyze primary sources related to the issues. It also adopts the historical method to scrutinize several events on the subject. 


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