List of Muslim theologians

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This is an incomplete list of notable Muslim theologians.

Traditional Theologians and Philosophers[edit]

See also early Muslim philosophy, Islamic philosophy

Early Sunni Theologians and Philosophers[edit]


  1. Imam Abu Hanifa
  2. Imam Shafi
  3. Imam Malik bin Anas
  4. Imam Muhammad (Student of Imam Abu Hanifa)
  5. Imam Abu Yusuf
  6. Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal

Imams of Hadith[edit]

Medieval Theologians and Philosophers[edit]

Modern theologians[edit]


See also modern Islamic philosophy, Islamization of knowledge

Early Theologians and Philosophers[edit]

Twelvers (Athna Ashri) Imams[edit]

  1. Ali ibn Abi Talib
  2. Hasan ibn Ali
  3. Husayn ibn Ali
  4. Ali ibn Husayn (Ali Zainulabideen)
  5. Muhammad al-Baqir
  6. Jafar Sadiq
  7. Musa al-Kazim
  8. Ali al-Rida (Ali Raza)
  9. Muhammad al-Taqi
  10. Ali al-Hadi (Ali Naqi)
  11. Hasan al-Askari
  12. Muhammad al-Mahdi

Zaidiyyah Imams[edit]

  1. Ali ibn Abu Talib
  2. Hasan ibn Ali
  3. Husayn ibn Ali
  4. Ali ibn Husayn (Zayn al-Abidin)
  5. Zayd ibn Ali

Seveners Imams[edit]

  1. Ali ibn Abu Talib
  2. Hasan ibn Ali
  3. Husayn ibn Ali
  4. Ali ibn Husayn (Zayn al-Abidin)
  5. Muhammad al-Baqir
  6. Jafar Sadiq
  7. Ismāʿīl ibn Jaʿfar

Historiographers, political scientists, and sociologists[edit]

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