A Critique of Hadith: Alqadariyatu Majusu Hadhihi al-Ummah

Sayyid Mujtaba Aqai

To analyze the hadith Alqadariyatu Majusu Hadhihi al-Ummah the author investigates the content of this hadith. It is clear that Qadarites believed in determinism and rejected Ikhtiyar (free will). In this hadith they are represented as Magian. He studies the teachings of Zoroaster in order to find out if they really believe in determinism. The result of his findings are not so. He finally concluded that they do not believe in determinism.

Key Words: Magus, Hadith Criticism,  Alqadariyatu Majusu Hadhihi al-Ummah, Free Will , Zoroaster.

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