Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Asfār al-asrār; Risālat al-burhān wa-l-irshād ilā l-maḥabba, thamarat al-dīn wa-l-iʿtiqād
(1,432 words)



'The books of the secrets; Demonstration and guidance to love, fruit of religion and belief'

Ṣalībā ibn Yūḥannā

Date: 1332

Original Language: Arabic

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In response to a request from friends, the priest Ṣalībā ibn Yūḥannā wrote an epistle (risāla), which he described as being ‘from the sincere, loving Easterners (mashāriqa, members of the Church of the East) to their Western brethren’. In it Ṣalībā stresses their fundamental unity in the Christia…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Asfār al-asrār; Risālat al-burhān wa-l-irshād ilā l-maḥabba, thamarat al-dīn wa-l-iʿtiqād”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25261>
First published online: 2010



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