Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general online history of relations between the faiths. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. Christian Muslim Relations Online comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.

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Author(s): Thomas, David
Jamāl al-Dīn Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Yūsuf ibn Ibrāhīm al-Shaybānī l-Qifṭī Date of Birth: 1172 Place of Birth: Qifṭ, Upper Egypt Date of Death: 1248 Place of Death: Aleppo Biography Al-Qifṭī spent his early years in Cairo and then Jerusalem. In 1201, following the death of Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn and the disturbances in the city, he moved to Aleppo and continued the studies he had begun years earlier. His evident abilities brought him to the ruler’s attention, and he entered public service as the head of finances, and finally from 1236 until his death as vizier to al-Malik al-ʿAzīz. He managed to keep up …

 Qīl anna ʿAbd Īshūʿ al-muṭrān al-Nasṭūrī wa-Abī Qurra l-usquf al-Malikī wa-Abī Rā’iṭa l-Yaʿqūbī ijtamaʿū ʿinda aḥad al-wuzarā’

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Author(s): Toenies Keating, S.
It is said that ʿAbd Īshūʿ, the Nestorian metropolitan, Abū Qurra, the Melkite bishop, and Abū Rāʾiṭa, the Jacobite, met before one of the viziers’ (first line of the text)A Debate between Theodore Abū Qurra, Abū Rāʾiṭa and ʿAbd Īshūʿ Unknown author Date: Unknown, 820s or shortly thereafter Original Language: Arabic Description In this brief account of a meeting before an unnamed Muslim official by representatives from three Christian denominations, each is asked to give a short summary of the teaching of his own church on the Incarnation. It is …

 Qiṣṣa sīrat al-baṭriyark ʿalā Anṭākiyya al-shahīd Kharīsṭūfūrus wa-shahādatihi bihā, allafahā Ibrāhīm ibn Yuḥannā [sc. Yūḥannā] al-ibrūṭusbāthār al-Malakī bihā yūnāniyyan thumma naqalahā ayḍan ʿarabiyyan

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Author(s): Lamoreaux, John C.
An account of the life of the patriarch of Antioch, the martyr Christopher, and his martyrdom in it [Antioch], which Ibrāhīm ibn Yūḥannā, the Melkite protospatharios, wrote in it [Antioch] in Greek [and] then also translated into Arabic (title in the Sinai MS; Zayat’s edition bears no title) Ibrāhīm ibn Yūḥannā al-Anṭākī Date: About 1025 or shortly thereafter Original Language: Arabic Description Ibrāhīm begins his Life of Christopher with a brief account of his hero’s birth and upbringing in Baghdad, and then of his relocation to Aleppo. It was there that Ch…