Nohamians is the name of an ancient Mohammedan sect, followers of Ibrahim al- Noham, who, having read books of philosophy, set up a new sect; and imagining that he could not sufficiently remove God from being the author of evil without divesting him of his power, he taught that no power ought to be ascribed to God in respect to evil actions; but this he affirmed contrary to the opinions of his followers, who allowed that God could do evil, but did not, because of its turpitude. Noham and his followers were among those who denied the miraculous character of the Koran with respect to style or composition, excepting only the prophetical parts; asserting that had God left the Arabians to their natural abilities they could have. composed something not only equal, but superior to the Koran in eloquence, method, and purity of language. See Broughton, Hist. of Religions, s.v.

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