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 Al-aqwāl al-qawīma fī ḥukm al-naql min al-kutub al-qadīma
(1,173 words)



‘Just words on the permissibility of quoting from the ancient books’

Al-Biqāʿī

Date: 1475

Original Language: Arabic

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Al-Biqāʿī felt driven to write this defense as a result of the criticisms he was receiving about his use of the Bible in his Qur’an commentary (see Saleh, In defense of the Bible, pp. 24-33, for the complex of events that led up to the decision). He began it in Cairo in 1469 and continued to work on it in Damascus until its full…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-aqwāl al-qawīma fī ḥukm al-naql min al-kutub al-qadīma”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25824>
First published online: 2010



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