Only he who has nothing of true belief in his nature must have recourse to Kalam, which may benefit him or injure.
Kalam (found in Hindustani also) is derived from the Arabic.
But his Kalam may injure his belief instead of confirming it, by reason of the many difficulties and doubts it introduces.
We are arguing against those who imagine they are wise men and students of the Kalam.
But he shows himself a more loyal follower of the Kalam by frankly adopting the atomic theory, whereas Saadia opposes it (p. 25).
We have already seen (p. xxi) that this was one of the important theses of the Muʿtazilite Kalam.
He has to cut the crops, carry them to the barn (Kalam), separate the corn from the stalk, and winnow it.
The most important offering goes by the name of Kalam Vaikkuka, or pot placing.
He was an adherent of the Mohammedan theological method known as the Kalam, and wrote mostly in Arabic.
He is also a follower of the Muʿtazilite Kalam and as strong a rationalist as his master.