What is Dehriyye?

The philosophical movement that claims that the world is eternal and therefore does not have a creator is called dehriyye. Dehriyye is a school of materialist and atheist philosophy that takes its name from the word “dehr ındaki meaning zaman time without beginning and end ve. As a matter of fact, the word “dehr“ said, hayat Life is only what we live. We die and live, only time (dehr) destroys us ”(Câsiye 45/24) in the meaning of the verse here refers to literally.

From the 8th century onwards, there were also physicians and scholars who were interested in the philosophy of the ancient Iranian culture, who wanted to maintain manichaeistic beliefs and those who were influenced by Brahmanism and who rejected prophethood and religious institutions. The most striking representative of Dehrî philosophy in the history of Islamic thought is  Ibn al-Rawendi . In his works Ki-tâbü’t-Tâc and ez-Zümürrüd, İbnü’r-Râvendî, who argued that the world is eternal and that there is no spiritual existence beyond it, claims that prophecy, miracle, religion and worship are meaningless and unnecessary. (Altintas, 1994: 107-109; Kutluer, 1996a: 29-68).

Prepared by:  Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source:  Ömer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Grade Giriş Introduction to Philosophy ”and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Tarihi History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook

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