Meaning of Mutazilite

Mu•ta•zi•lite

Pronunciation: (m-tä'zu-līt"), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. a member of a medieval theological sectthat maintained that nothing but eternity could be asserted regarding Allah, that the eternal nature of the Koran was questionable, and that humans have free will.
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