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A Study 0/ al-GlIazali, Edinburgh University Press, 1963. p. 123. 29. Ibid. 30. I~ytJ' 'Ula", ad-Dill, Lajnat Nasbr ahThaqifah al-Islimiyyah. Cairo. H •• Vol. I. pp. 88. 4,ba in li U~ul ad· Din, p. 25, cited by Dunya. p. 128. and Watt, p. \19. 32. ,.. p. 25. A Note on the Footnote Syslem The reader will encounter in the text of the translation two systems ot footnotes. When the number is followed by a letter Ha" as in 5a. for example. such a number rders to a variant reading to be found in the Appendix.

This is similar to the former case-there is no difference. Speaking generally, we must admit two powers, one of which IS higher and another which is similar to weakness whenever it is related to the higher. You have the option between ascribing a power to man 16 The Secona Pivotal Poin' con",ning ,he Att,ibutes which suggests weakness and ascribing the same thing to God. of limitations and weakness. This is all that this brief summary can permit concerning this question. The third poInt. If someone says: How do you claim that the relation of power is common to all created things whe~ most of the movements"78 and other things in the world are generated, one of them generating the other by necessity?

They do Jlot know IAlCla a. colou.... flavoun. life, death. , aDd dower. it is Dot permi&sible to dncribe God .. atare') to do aay 01 tbem. This is the poaitioa of Abii-Ia~udha,l. 2. tl Fi'-I-,it-. ee:· pp 1-2. 3. To tbe Ma-tazilah the proble.. w.. whether attrib1ltes. tied from God', es. ce. existed ia God 01' Dot. Their iJlterpretatioa of attributes aSirDl,-d of God .. operative or Nel_tive attribute, . . ued by tbe. . a mean. ttributa ia God. Ghazili take. i.... witb them. for. tribates.

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