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1Al-Ahbash; Barelvis 2Deobandi
3Salafis (Ahl-i Hadith & Wahhabis)
4Sevener-Qarmatians, Assassins & Druzes
5Alawites, Qizilbash & Bektashism; 6Jahm?yya
7Ajardi, Azariqa, Bayhasiyya, Najdat & S?fr? 8Nukkari; 9Bektashis & Qalandaris; Mevlevis, Süleymanc?s & various ?ar?qah
10Bahshamiyya, Bishriyya & Ikhshîdiyya
In Islamic theology, tal (Arabic: ) means "divesting" God of His attributes. It is a form of apophatic theology. Tal is the polar opposite of tashb?h (anthropomorphism or anthropopathism), the ascription to God of physical characteristics or human attributes such as emotion. Both tal and tashb?h are considered sins or heresies in mainstream Islam.
The ninth-century Mu?tazilites were called mu?aila for their belief "[t]hat God is eternal [...] but they deny the existence of any eternal attributes (as distinct from His nature). [...] [K]nowledge, power, and life are part of His essence, otherwise, if they are to be looked upon as eternal attributes of the Deity, it will give rise to a multiplicity of eternal entities."
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