Long Article – A Wasatiyah Approach to Understanding Theological Absolutism

This article was presented as keynote speech at Ulama Convention III 2021 organised by Pergas and published in Muktamar Ulama 2021 Conference Proceedings.

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The article seeks to elucidate a wasaṭiyah approach to understanding what constitutes theological
absolutism in Islamic theology. It begins with establishing a clear understanding of absolute and
subjective truth as a foundation that would differentiate between a right and erroneous theological
absolutism. It concludes with nine points on when absolutism in theological issue is merited and when it is not.

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