Foreword

It is not strange to raise the question of how can one make simpler a complex subject such as the science ofkalaam or (scholastic theology)? This is what we have set out to do. In this booklet we have attempted to make the subject accessible as well as seeking to be as concise as possible.

This booklet is not only introduces the science ofkalaam to the reader but attempts to answer the questions on the subject as well. As such, questions like what is exactly the science ofkalaam ? What is it trying to achieve? What does it deal with? Why is it called by this name? And how did it come into existence? are questions that the booklet will attempt to examine.

However, the final say is that of the reader.

Fadhil Bahrul Uloom