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  1. kalamnoun

    speculative theology

  2. Etymology: From كلام


  1. Kalam

    ʿIlm al-Kalām (Arabic: عِلْم الكَلام, literally "science of discourse"), usually foreshortened to Kalām and sometimes called "Islamic scholastic theology" or "speculative theology", is the philosophical study of Islamic doctrine ('aqa'id). It was born out of the need to establish and defend the tenets of the Islamic faith against the philosophical doubters. However, this picture has been increasingly questioned by scholarship that attempts to show that kalām was in fact a demonstrative rather than a dialectical science and was always intellectually creative.The Arabic term Kalām means "speech, word, utterance" among other things. There are many possible interpretations as to why this discipline was originally called so; one is that one of the widest controversies in this discipline, in the second and third centuries of Hijra, has been about whether the "Word of God" (Kalām Allāh), as revealed in the Quran, is an eternal attribute of God and therefore not created, or whether it is created words in the sense of ink and sounds. A scholar of Kalām is referred to as a mutakallim (plural: mutakallimūn), and it is a role distinguished from those of Islamic philosophers, jurists, and scientists.

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  1. KALAM

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kalam is ranked #57914 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kalam surname appeared 351 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kalam.

    80.9% or 284 total occurrences were Asian.
    7.6% or 27 total occurrences were White.
    4.2% or 15 total occurrences were Black.
    3.9% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for kalam »

  1. kamal

  2. Kamal

  3. Kamâl

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kalam in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kalam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Indian Prime Minister Modi:

    India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful President above all an inspiring individual. RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

  2. Mirza ghalib:

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