An-Najjariyah

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AN-NAJJARIYAH النجارية
A sect of Muslims founded by Muhammad ibn Husain an-Najjar, who agreed with the Mu’tazilah in rejecting all eternal attributes of God, to avoid distinction of persons as taught by the Christians, and in holding that the Word of God was created in subjecto (as the schoolmen term it, and to consist of letters and sound, and that God will not be seen in Paradise with the corporeal eye; but they did not receive the doctrines of that sect with regard to the decrees and predestination of God, but held the views of the orthodox party on the subject. According to the Sharhu ‘l-Muwaqif, they are divided into three sects, vix. : Burghusiyah, Za’faranivah, and Mustadrikah.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam