Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash'ari

Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash'ari

Abū al-Hasan Alī ibn Ismā'īl al-Ash'arī (874 – 936) (Arabic: ابو الحسن علي ابن إسماعيل اﻷشعري‎) was a Muslim Arab theologian and an early follower of the Mu'tazila school before studying under Abdullah ibn Sa'eed ibn Kullaab whom he was a follower of as according to Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah. During this period of his life his a number of al-Ash'ari's students went on to propagate this theology under the newly founded Ash'ari school of early Islamic philosophy and Kalam, however al-Ash'ari himself is said to have left his stances in theology for a more textualist Athari approach (see Biography).

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