عنوان مقاله [English]
Matoridiyya is known as one of the Islamic theological schools along with that of the shi`ite, Mu'tazilite, and Ash'arite. Yet, in the literatures written on sects and schools of thought, it has gained much less attention from the beginning comparing to the others .This theological school which was founded and named after Abu-Mansur Matoridi, follows the Hanafi school in legal matters and is close to Mutazalites in regard to its rational approach .As it can be seen in their creed books, they shared other sunni sects in their view on imamate, whereas they honored Ahlulbayt (PBUT).
This study tends to pursue the influence of their theological approach on their interpretation of the verses related to AhlulBayt and Imam Ali (PBUT). The two extant commentaries of this sect, those of Abu-Mansur Matoridi and Najm al-Din Omar Nasafi have been selected for this survey. The examination of their interpretive positions reveals that despite their veneration for Ahlulbayt, they have ignored mentioning reports according to which Ahlulbayt are considered as referents for various verses.