Abstract: The term provision (rizq) repeatedly used in Quran and traditions has always been an area of controversy among Asharites and Mutazilites such that its scope gradually spread to Shiite areas of study and interpretation and they came to support Mutazilites to answer and settle the resulting disputes. While Adliyahs (Mutazilites and Shiites) restrict provision in Quran primrily to its lawful meaning, Asharites 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 Asharites and Mutazilites. The reasons proposed by Asharites followed by the counterarguments made by Mutazilites and Shiites are all examined in this research.
Farahnaz Memar, Alireza Zakizadeh and Fatemeh Abbasian Esfarjani, 2016. The Scope of Provision in Quran: Asharites and Adliayahs Viewpoint. The Social Sciences, 11: 3587-3591.