Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Taʿrīf al-tabdīl fī taḥrīf al-Injīl
(139 words)

'Intimation about substitution concerning falsification of the Gospel'

Ibn al-Durayhim

Date: Between about 1330 and 1360

Original Language: Arabic


All that is known of this work is its title. It was evidently written to assert the well-known doctrine of taḥrīf, the deliberate falsification of pre-qur’anic scripture, in this case of the Gospel by Christians. The term tabdīl suggests that it may have laid special emphasis on the notion that the Christ…

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Yarbrough, Luke, “ Taʿrīf al-tabdīl fī taḥrīf al-Injīl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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