Qadariyah

Qadariyah is an originally derogatory term designating early Islamic theologians who asserted that humans possess free will, whose exercise makes them responsible for their actions, justifying divine punishment and absolving God of responsibility for evil in the world. The term derives from قدر (qadar),


Qadariyah is an originally derogatory term designating early Islamic theologians who asserted that humans possess free will, whose exercise makes them responsible for their actions, justifying divine punishment and absolving God of responsibility for evil in the world. The term derives from قدر (qadar), "power". Some of their doctrines were later adopted by the Mu'tazilis and rejected by the Ash'aris.
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