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Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud Abu Mansur al-Samarqandi al-Maturidi al-Hanafi (d. 333 AH / 944 CE) was a Muslim theologian.
Born in Maturid near Samarqand, he was educated in Muslim theology and juristic sciences.
He wrote mostly against other sects, mainly Mu'tazilis, Qarmati, and Shi'a.
His theology is almost identical to that of Ash'aris. His followers are chiefly those of areas where the Hanafi school of law is prevalent, such as Turkey, Central Asia, Pakistan and India.
Works Kitab Al Tawhid ('Book of Monotheism') Kitab Radd Awa'il al-Adilla, a refutation of a Mu'tazili book Radd al-Tahdhib fi al-Jadal, another refutation of a Mu'tazili book Kitab Bayan Awham al-Mu'tazila ('Book of Exposition of the Errors of Mu'tazila Kitab Ta'wilat al_Qur'an ('Book of the Interpretations of the Quran') Kitab al_Maqalat; Ma'akhidh al_Shara'i` in Usul al_Fiqh; Al_Jadal fi Usul al_Fiqh; Radd al_Usul al_Khamsa, a refutation of Abu Muhammad al_Bahili's exposition of the Five Principles of the Mu'tazila Radd al_Imama, a refutation of the Shi`i conception of the office of Imam; Al_Radd `ala Usul al_Qaramita; Radd Wa`id al_Fussaq, a refutation of the Mu`tazili doctrine that all grave sinners will be eternally in hell fire.
External links Biography ( http://www.sunnah.org/history/Scholars/al_maturidi.htm)
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