Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general history of relations between the two faiths as this is represented in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. It covers all parts of the world in the period 1500-1914. Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online comprises thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered, making it the fullest available source in this field.


 Qabas al-anwār fī l-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā l-ashrār

(676 words)

Author(s): Omran, Abdullah
‘Flashes of light in refuting the wicked Christians’ 'Abd Allāh ibn al-‘Umarī l-Ṭarābulusī l-Ḥanafī Date: Between 1740 and 1780 Original Language: Arabic DescriptionThis work is only extant in two manuscripts with slightly different titles: Qabas al-anwār fī l-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā (‘Flashes of light in refuting the Christians’) and Qabas al-anwār fī l-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā l-ashrār (‘Flashes of light in refuting the wicked Christians’). The original manuscript is dated 1772, and is composed of 28 folios, while the second appears to be a copy made in 1784, composed of 25 folios. Al-ʿUmar…

Qāḍī Jahān

(409 words)

Author(s): Newman, Andrew
Sayyid Qāḍī Jahān Sayfī Ḥusaynī Qazvīnī Date of Birth: 1483 Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: 1552-53 Place of Death: Qazvīn Biography Qādī Jahān came from a family of clerics in Qazvīn, Persia, where his father was a judge. He came to court during the reign of the first Safavid shah, Ismāʿīl (r. 1501-24), and served Ismāʿīl’s son and successor, Ṭahmāsp (r. 1524-76) as vizier but, being a supporter of the Ustajlū tribe, he fell from favour when this tribe’s fortunes suffered during the ten years of civil war that…

Qāḍī Muḥammad

(849 words)

Author(s): Abraham, Jose
Qāḍī Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz; Muḥammad al-Kālikūtī Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Calicut Date of Death: 1616 Place of Death: Unknown BiographyQāḍī Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, also known as Muḥammad al-Kālikūtī, was a  qāḍī (Muslim judge) of Calicut, Kerala, India. Muslims of Kerala are known as the Mappilas, and are the descendants of Arab traders who married Kerala Hindu women. Qāḍī Muḥammad was also a prominent poet, who wrote in Arabi-Malayalam, a system of writing Malayalam, the vernacular language of Kerala, usi…

 Qahr al-milla l-kufriyya bi-l-adilla l-Muḥammadiyya li-takhrīb dayr al-maḥalla l-Juwwāniyya

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Author(s): Haredy, Mohsen
Qahr al-milla l-kufriyya‘Subduing the unbelieving community [of the Christians] with Muḥammadan arguments for the destruction of the monastery of al-Juwwāniyya quarter’, ‘Subduing the unbelieving community’ Abū l-Ikhlās Ḥasan ibn ʿAmmār al-Shurunbulālī Date: 1657/8 Original Language: Arabic Description This short treatise, along with Al-athar al-maḥmūd fī qahr dhawī l-ʿuhūd, deals with rulings on churches, namely, whether Christians should be permitted to build churches in countries with a majority Muslim population. It covers four pages (p…

 Al-qawl al-sadīd fī jawāz khulf al-waʿīd wa-l-radd ʿalā l-Rūmī l-ʿanīd

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Author(s): Demiri, Lejla
‘A sound discourse concerning the possibility that God will not carry out his threats and a refutation of the stubborn Turk’ ʿAbd al-Ghanī ibn Ismāʿīl ibn ʿAbd al-Ghanī ibn Ismāʿīl l-Nābulusī Date: 1692 Original Language: Arabic DescriptionThis treatise concerns the question of salvation, and whether the  ahl al-kitāb, Jews and Christians, will be among those granted felicity in the hereafter. It is written in the form of a theological defence of Ibn ʿArabī (d. 1240), and is directed against an unnamed Turkish scholar who apparently criticis…