The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 14
Page No. 3587 - 3591

The Scope of ‘Provision’ in Quran: Ash’arites and Adliayahs Viewpoint

Authors : Farahnaz Memar, Alireza Zakizadeh and Fatemeh Abbasian Esfarjani

Abstract: The term provision (rizq) repeatedly used in Quran and traditions has always been an area of controversy among Ash’arites and Mu’tazilites such that its scope gradually spread to Shiite areas of study and interpretation and they came to support Mu’tazilites to answer and settle the resulting disputes. While Adliyahs (Mu’tazilites and Shiites) restrict provision in Quran primrily to its lawful meaning, Ash’arites attribute a broader meaning to provision. By reasoning to the tradition of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and verses which incorporate the provision of creatures in general, they believe that the purpose of provision in Quran includes both lawful and unlawful. Based on library research and using written sources including the holy Quran and books researched by Sunnis and Shiites, this research attempts to explore various views and interpretations on provision in Quran as expressed by Ash’arites and Mu’tazilites. The reasons proposed by Ash’arites followed by the counterarguments made by Mu’tazilites and Shiites are all examined in this research.

How to cite this article:

Farahnaz Memar, Alireza Zakizadeh and Fatemeh Abbasian Esfarjani, 2016. The Scope of ‘Provision’ in Quran: Ash’arites and Adliayahs Viewpoint. The Social Sciences, 11: 3587-3591.

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