Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Talbīs Iblīs
(785 words)

The devil’s deception

Ibn al-Jawzī

Date: Late 1190s

Original Language: Arabic


This work is a lengthy discussion about the numerous ways in which Ibn al-Jawzī believes Satan deceives the members of various sects, those who practice rituals, and various types of people, including the intelligent, the ignorant, observant Muslims, Shīʿīs, and followers of other religions. The number of people covered is delib…

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Mallett, Alex, “ Talbīs Iblīs”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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