Muslim Creed: A Contemporary Theological Study
Amjad M. Hussain
What do Muslims believe in and how have these theological beliefs been understood throughout the intellectual history of Islam? These are the questions that this work seeks to answer.
Dr Amjad Hussain introduces the reader to the range of debates and discussions that have occurred in relation to the subject of creed and theology throughout Muslim history, including the opinions of various theologians who represent the unity as well as the diversity of Muslim theology. The work is divided into three parts.
Part One is an introduction to Islamic creed and a survey of the most important developments in classical theology, including discussions of the schools of the Ash’ariyya and the Maturidiyya.
Part Two provides a detailed account of the six articles of faith - God, the angels, the prophets and messengers, the sacred scriptures, the Hereafter and the divine decree - and the debates that surround them.
In Part Three the author discusses the current state of Islamic theology and raises the subject of its future, making a genuine contribution to this debate.
Dr Amjad M. Hussain is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Theology at Marmara University, Istanbul.