Akmal al-Din Babarti and his place in Islamic theology

Thesis Type: Doctorate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011

Thesis Language: Turkish




Akmal al-Din al-Babarti who lived in the vıııth/xıııth century and produced work, in line with Hanafi-Maturidi school has been considered as one of muhaqqiq scholors who have their own ideas.Al-Babarti immigrated from Anatolia to Egypt. Although the Asharism was dominant there at that times he persistently defended the Hanafi-Maturidi views on theological issues and tried to spread them. Through his pupils and works he made on important contribution to Islamic sciences in the Islamic world including Anatolia.This study deals with al-Babartis theological views as derived from his works and tries to determine his place in the science of kalam. The main problem for this is that most of his works has not been printed yet. Forthermore these include complicated and controversial issues.Using a comparative method, after touching al-Babartis views, the study makes comparisons with previous kalam scholors and explores what scholors influenced him.The study consists of four chapters. Formulated according to the mein theological issues: the first ıs thore related to religion and creed, the second is divine issues, the third is the prophethood and the last is insen creatures and here ofter.