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Mutazilite

[ moo-tah-zuh-lahyt ]

noun

, Islam.
  1. a member of a medieval theological sect Mutazila that maintained that nothing but eternity could be asserted regarding Allah, that the eternal nature of the Quran was questionable, and that humans have free will.


Mutazilite

/ muːˈtɑːzɪˌlaɪt /

noun

  1. a member of an 8th-century liberal Muslim sect, later merged into the Shiahs


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Other Words From

  • Mu·tazi·lism noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Mutazilite1

First recorded in 1720–30; from Arabic muʿtazil(aj) + -ite 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Mutazilite1

from Arabic mu`tazilah body of seceders + -ite 1

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Example Sentences

The Mutazilite doctrines are looked upon as quite heretical.

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