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 Al-mughnī fī abwāb al-tawḥīd wa-l-ʿadl
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Al-mughnīAl-mughnī fī uṣūl al-dīn

Summa on the matters of divine unity and divine justice, SummaSumma on the principles of religion

ʿAbd al-Jabbār

Date: 970-90

Original Language: Arabic


The Mughnī, ʿAbd al-Jabbār’s magnum opus, is a lengthy apology for Muʿtazilī theology and polemic against competing systems of religious thought. Composed in 20 parts (ajzāʾ), the Mughnī is ostensibly dedicated to two theological categories, namely monotheism (5 pa…

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Reynolds, Gabriel Said, “ Al-mughnī fī abwāb al-tawḥīd wa-l-ʿadl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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