Responding to the Mujasima who argue that 'Ilm Al-Kalam is an impermissible discipline, and that its conclusions cannot be used as a basis for belief
Al-Kharida al-Bahia (the Glimmering Pearl) is an introductory text for students of ‘ilm Al-Kalam. This is a summarized English commentary on that text.
Some claim that Allah ﷻ’s attribute of speech is composed of uncreated utterances pronouncing Arabic words. We argue that this impossible, because such pronunciations would exist contingently, and what is contingent depends on a creator to have brought it into existence.
Before arguing that God is attributed with speech, it is first important to understand what we mean by “speech”. Of particular importance, is the distinction between speech and the utterances which signify it. This article presents Imam Al-Razi's argument for this distinction.
Imam Fakhr Al-Deen Al-Razi's proof for the legitimacy of Abu Bakr's Caliphate. Contrary to the Twelvers, who claim that he usurped leadership from 'Ali Ibn Abi Talib.