Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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The Proof

Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Yaḥyā ibn al-Munajjim

Date: Before 873

Original Language: Arabic


This work belongs to the genre of ‘proofs of prophethood’ treatises (of which several were written in the 9th century) by way of an invitation to Islam, sent to Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq (q.v.) and Qusṭā ibn Lūqā. It is one of the earliest texts to focus heavily on the inimitability of the Qur’ān in the context of the theological-apologetic …

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Roggema, Barbara, “ Al-burhān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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