(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.
- Ka·lam·ist, noun
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How to use Kalam in a sentence
Rafiq Kalam Id-Din most recently served as the executive director of the AnBryce Foundation.
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.
But his Kalam may injure his belief instead of confirming it, by reason of the many difficulties and doubts it introduces.