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This article seeks to examine the dialectic of Sufism orientation and Kalam with special focus on the intersection between these two realms during the 1st and 2nd century of Hijri. This study puts emphasis on three aspects, are: the background and chronology of the intersection, the issues arose in it, and the characteristics of this intersection. The study reveals that political and sociological along with intellectual and academic factors, became the background of the intersection between Sufism and Kalam in the 1st and 2nd century of Hijri. The main issues developed in this intersection dealt mainly with faith (īmān), infidelity (kufr), the problems of human deeds (af‘āl al-‘ibād), and the relationship of the essence (dhāt) and the divine attributes (ṣifāt) of Allah. Th
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