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 Al-Radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā
(1,241 words)



Refutation of the Christians

Abū ʿUthmān ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Fuqaymī l-Jāḥiẓ

Date: mid-9th c., possibly before 847

Original Language: Arabic

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This work is usually referred to by later authors as simply al-Radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā. Al-Jāḥiẓ himself once refers to it as kitābunā ʿalā l-Naṣārā (Kitāb al-ḥayawān, ed. Hārūn, iv, p. 28), but he also refers to kitābī ʿalā l-Naṣārā wa-l-Yahūd (Kitāb al-ḥayawān, i, p. 9). These both appear to be descriptions rather than ti…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-Radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23713>
First published online: 2010



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