Mutazilite

Mutazilite

[moo-tah-zuh-lahyt]
noun Islam.
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 Koran was questionable, and that humans have free will.

Origin:
1720–30; < Arabic muʿtazil(ah) + -ite1

Mutazilism, noun
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Mutazilite (muːˈtɑːzɪˌlaɪt)
 
n
a member of an 8th-century liberal Muslim sect, later merged into the Shiahs
 
[from Arabic mu`tazilah body of seceders + -ite1]

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