History · 10. February 2018
Historically, one can say that there are two basic motivations for the emergence of kalām, the first was internal; different opinions expressed by Muslim theologians in respect to the fate of the sinner initiated an argument that proceeded to develop into a whole tradition of thought. For example some theologians suggested that a Muslim sinner is a non-believer and should be considered kāfer (one who negates Islamic belief). Other theologians suggested that he should be considered only...
Principles  · 10. February 2018
Altaie has designated five basic principles of Daqiq al-Kalam. these constitute almost a consensus among the Mutakallimun. These principles are: (1) Temporality of the world. According to the mutakallimun, the world is not eternal, but was created at some finite point in the past. Space and time had neither meaning nor existence before the creation of the world. (2) Discreteness (Atomism). The mutakallimun believed that all entities in the world are composed of a finite number of fundamental...

Jalil al-kalam · 10. February 2018
Daqiq al-kalam · 10. February 2018

Applications · 10. February 2018
The motion of bodies is one major problem of Daqiq al-Kalam. Mutakallimun studied motion in much details and they have prescribed motion discretely proposing that the trajectory of a moving body is composed of segments of motion separated by stationary points (sakanat). As such the trajectory of a fast contains less stationary points than the trajectory of slow object.