Imam Ibn e Wazir Yemeni’s critical point of view on theological studies

نقد الإمام ابن الوزير اليمني من علم الكلام

  • Muhammad Abdul Hussain karachi university

Abstract

The second and third century of Hijri period is called golden age of Ilmul Kalam
(dialectics). The Scholars of Ilmul Kalam was born in these two centuries of Hijri period.
They were divided into two parties; the first party always strongly supported the Ilmul
Kalam (dialectics), they thought that, the research of Ilmul Kalam is very important for
Muslim human life. However, another party never agreed to support the research of
Ilmul Kalam (dialectics) and they thought that, the research of Ilmul Kalam is illegal and
is passing the time without result. In the modern age, Imam Ibnul Wazir Al-Yemani is
famous in the Muslim World as Scholar of Ilmul Kalam. Some researchers of the Arab
World have been awarded the PhD degree after study on this Imam. Some of them think
that, the Imam Ibnul Wazir Al Yameni was the supporter of Second party, which means
he never supported the research of Ilmul Kalam. Yet, majority of the researchers think
that, Imam Ibnul Wazir Al-Yemani was a supporter of the research of Ilmul Kalam, but
he criticized those parts of Ilmul Kalam which were not mentioned clearly in the Quran
and Sunnah. He said that some scholars of Ilmul Kalam always disputed about the
debated parts of Ilmul Kalam and called one another Disbeliever (Kafir). He thought
that, these debated parts should be left undisputed.

Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
Abdul Hussain, M. (2016). Imam Ibn e Wazir Yemeni’s critical point of view on theological studies. The Islamic Culture "As-Saqafat-Ul Islamia" الثقافة الإسلامية - Research Journal - Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, University of Karachi, (36), 135-158. Retrieved from http://www.theislamicculture.com/index.php/tis/article/view/317