variants or Asharite
plural -s
: an adherent of the doctrine of al-Ashʽari, who reconciled a dialectic method with orthodox beliefs to form a scholasticism of primary importance in Islam

Word History


Ali al-Ashʽari †935 Muslim theologian + English -ite

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“Ashʽarite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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