Socio-political Background of the Buyids and the Development of “Kalam” Schools

By Mohd Radhi Ibrahim.

Published by The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

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During the reign of the Buyids, there were many political rivalries and wars among Muslims. The impact of these wars affected the majority of Muslims badly. However, this socio-political reality also coincides with the renaissance of Muslim intellectualism. The “mutakallimun” (Muslim theologians) developed their schools actively during this period. The aim of this article is to analyze the relationship between the socio-political background of the Buyids and its role in the development of “kalam” (speculative theology) schools.

Keywords: The Buyids, Socio-politic, Kalam Schools

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.85-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 275.436KB).

Dr. Mohd Radhi Ibrahim

Senior Lecturer, Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Dr. Mohd Radhi Ibrahim is an associate professor at the Aqida and Religious Study Programm, Faculty of Leadership and Management, Islamic Sciences University of Malaysia. He teaches Introduction to Philosophy and Islamic Theology. His first degree was from al-Azhar University, Egypt and PhD from Edinburgh University. His interest is in Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.