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Jahmī (Arabic: جهمي‎) was a pejorative term used especially by early Hanbalites to refer to the followers of Jahm ibn Safwan (d. 128/746).[1] This group believed in determinism, the concept that human beings have no free will or agency, and that God controls their every movement.[2]

This term is popularly used by Salafi groups to demean Sufi groups that follow this theology.


  1. ^ Hoover, J. (1 September 2004). "Perpetual Creativity in the Perfection of God: Ibn Taymiyya's Hadith Commentary on God's Creation of this World". Journal of Islamic Studies. 15 (3): 287–329. doi:10.1093/jis/15.3.287. 
  2. ^ "The Ash'ari School" Sayyid Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki. 29 Oct 2014