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 Al-ghunya fī l-kalām; Kitāb al-ghunya fī uṣūl al-dīn
(759 words)

The indispensable, on theology; The indispensable, on the principles of religion

Abū l-Qāsim al-Anṣārī

Date: After 1094

Original Language: Arabic


Al-ghunya fī l-kalām is a substantial theological treatise in three parts, only the first of which has so far been published. This is more than 350 pages long. It’s subject is the existence and nature of God and, following the precedent of earlier works of this kind, it be…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-ghunya fī l-kalām; Kitāb al-ghunya fī uṣūl al-dīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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