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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Al-Zuhayrī

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Author(s): Thomas, David
Abū Bakr al-Zuhayrī l-Kātib Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: Unknown, before 995 Place of Death: Unknown Biography This otherwise unknown figure is mentioned by ʿAbd al-Jabbār together with some other authors of dalāʾil al-nubuwwa works in his Tathbīt, which he completed in 995. The fact that he calls al-Zuhayrī a kātib (‘secretary’) suggests he was employed in government service. Another possible reference comes from Ibn al-Nadīm, who mentions in the Fihrist that a certain Abū Bakr al-Zuhayrī recited to him some lines of poetry by Ibn Ṭabāṭ…