Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-aṣl al-aṣīl fī taḥrīm al-naql min al-Tawrāt wa-l-Injīl
(327 words)

‘The genuine reason for the prohibition against quoting from the Torah and Gospel’


Date: About 1470

Original Language: Arabic


The work has not survived, and is known only from a reference made by al-Sakhāwī in his Al-ḍawʾ al-lāmiʿ. It was part of the controversy raised by al-Sakhāwī’s former schoolmate, Abū l-Ḥasan al-Biqāʿī (q.v.), when the latter incorporated long passages from the Bible in his Qur’an commentary, which he started in 1456.

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Thomas, David, “ Al-aṣl al-aṣīl fī taḥrīm al-naql min al-Tawrāt wa-l-Injīl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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