Russian Foundation
for Islamic Studies

Abu al-Qasim al-Kabi and decline of Bagdad school of mu’tazilism

F. O. Nofal

2017 Mar 25


For the first time in the history of Arab studies in Russia (and currently in the entire world) this work offers a reconstruction of the philosophical and religious system of the last prominent figure of the Bagdad school of Mu’tazilism, Abu al-Qasim al-Balhi al-Kabi (d. 319/931). Apart from a comparative analysis of the views of al-Balhi and his predecessors, the book attempts to present, wherever possible, an aggregate picture of discussions of Basra and Bagdad mutakallims on the pivotal questions of ethics, politics, ontology and epistemology.

The edition will be useful for experts in Arab studies, philosophers and religious scholars, as well as for all interested in the history of the Middle East and world thought.


Nofal F.O. Abu al-Qasim al-Kabi and decline of Bagdad school of mu’tazilism / Ex. ed. A.V. Smirnov. М.: ООО Sadra: YASK publishing house, 2017. — 136 p. — (Philosophical thought of Islamic world: Research. Vol. 9)