Question: The questioner asks: what is the difference between the ‘Ashaa’irah (الأشاعرة) and the Maturidiyyah (ماتريدية)?
Answer: “There is no difference between the ‘Ashaa’irah (الأشاعرة) and the Maturidiyyah (ماتريدية) except for a formal difference in a core issue. Otherwise there mathhab is one. It is the obligation of interpreting the Sifaat al-Khabariyyah and the Sifaat al-Fi’liyyah. Otherwise, they differ in some issues which can be counted on the fingers. I cannot summon then in order right now, so we will leave them because they are not something of importance”.
[Qurrah ‘Uyoon as-Salafiyyah bi Ajwibatil-Jaamiyyah pg.53]
Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan