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Amr ibn Ubayd

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    Amr ibn Ubayd

    (d. 761 )

    One of the earliest leaders of the “rationalist” theological movement of the Mutazilis. A student of the famous early theologian Hasan al-Basri , he led the Mutazilis during the early years of the Abbasid caliphate. He generally followed a quietist political stance toward the Abbasid political establishment.

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