Ahl al-Quran

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Nineteenth-century Indian movement led by Abdullah Chakralavi. Advocated total reliance on the Quran as the perfect source of guidance. Taught that Muslims were free to decide on matters not covered by the Quran. Opposed to the Ahl-i Hadith movement of the same time, which emphasized reliance on hadith over the Quran.

See also Ahl al-Hadith

Subjects: Islam.

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