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 Al-burhān fī maʿrifat ʿaqāʾid ahl al-adyān
(547 words)

‘The proof, on awareness of the beliefs of the followers of the faiths’


Date: Unknown; before 1284

Original Language: Arabic


Al-burhān fī maʿrifat ʿaqāʾid ahl al-adyān is a brief descriptive account of religious groups and sects inside and outside Islam. At a mere 95 pages of text in al-ʿAmūsh’s edition, its descriptions are very brief and to the point.

Within Islam, the book describes sects of the Khawārij, the Murjiʾa, the Muʿtazila and the…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-burhān fī maʿrifat ʿaqāʾid ahl al-adyān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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