or Qa·da·ri·ya

[ kah-duh-ree-yuh ]
/ ˌkɑ dəˈri yə /

noun Islam. (in classical thought)

the group who defended free will against the doctrine of predestination.


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Origin of Qadariyah

< Arabic qadariyyah, derivative of qadarī Qadarite (equivalent to qadar fate + suffix of appurtenance) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020