By Ulrich Rudolph
Al-M tur d (d. 944 CE), the in demand h anaf student from Samarqand, succeeded in formulating a theological doctrine that is generally accredited in Sunn Islam to today. the current quantity examines his teachings through describing their relevant features and situating them within the background of "kal m." the 1st half investigates the improvement of h anaf suggestion in Transoxania prior to M tur d 's time. the second one half offers with the opposite non secular teams (in specific the Mu tazilites) which emerged during this region in the course of his lifetime. half 3 exhibits how he defined and defended the location of his lecturers. In doing so, he reformed their conventional perspectives, thereby constructing his personal theology which then turned the root of a brand new culture, viz. the M tur dite school."