- (sometimes lowercase) a school of philosophical theology originating in the 9th century a.d., asserting the existence of God as a prime mover and the freedom of the will.
- the word of Allah.
Origin of Kalam
From the Arabic word kalām literally, talk
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Examples from the Web for kalam
Kalam (found in Hindustani also) is derived from the Arabic.A Manual of the Malay language
William Edward Maxwell
But he shows himself a more loyal follower of the Kalam by frankly adopting the atomic theory, whereas Saadia opposes it (p. 25).
We are arguing against those who imagine they are wise men and students of the Kalam.
We have already seen (p. xxi) that this was one of the important theses of the Muʿtazilite Kalam.
Only he who has nothing of true belief in his nature must have recourse to Kalam, which may benefit him or injure.