International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part F (2020)
Alauddin Usmandi's contribution to the development of the Maturidite School of theology
Annotation: In the article it is mentioned that mature scientists on all Islamic areas were trained in the Middle Ages in Samarkand and even remote villages. As a scholar from Mawerannahr (Transaxonia), rather, from a village in Samarkand called Usmat Usmandi was known for his two books published on the methodology in Islamic legal theory and the differences among Muslim jurists. However, nothing has been written about his being a theologian; even his works on kalam have not been mentioned in modern studies. Therefore, the article aims to fill this gap and shed light on Usmandi’s contribution to the history of Islamic theology. It also shows that the scholarly environment in Mawerannahr was a continuing tradition, with there being lively theological discussions in the area until the 12th century. At the same time article deals with the life and scientific heritage of Alauddin al-Usmandi as-Samarkandi, as well as his role in the development of the Mawerannahr Kalam School. There is information about the masters and students, works of the scientist, as well as copies of the manuscript that are currently stored in world funds. The scholar’s masterpiece “Lubab al-kalam”and its manuscripts kept in the Suleymaniye Library of Turkey were mentioned.
How to cite this article:
Otabek Muhammadiev. Alauddin Usmandi's contribution to the development of the Maturidite School of theology. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(5):377-381.