Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-bāhir fī l-radd ʿalā l-Yuhūd wa-l-Muʿtazila
(313 words)

The dazzling book, in refutation of the Jews and the Muʿtazila

Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffaʿ

Date: Unknown; perhaps before Sāwīrus composed Kitāb miṣbāḥ al-ʿaql (see below)

Original Language: Arabic


MZ no. 3, HP no. 3

In the third chapter of Sāwīrus’ Kitāb miṣbāḥ al-ʿaql, there is a reference to a book the author had written in refutation of opponents; a few lines back he had specifically mentioned ‘the Jews, Sabellius, and the Muʿtazila’ (Samīr, Miṣbāḥ, text, p. 30). The…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Al-bāhir fī l-radd ʿalā l-Yuhūd wa-l-Muʿtazila”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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