Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-ibāna ʿan uṣūl al-diyāna
(296 words)

Al-ibāna ʿan uṣūl al-diyāna

The elucidation concerning the principles of religion


Date: Unknown; before 943

Original Language: Arabic


The work has not survived. Its title, which recalls the work of Abū l-Ḥasan al-Ashʿarī from slightly earlier in the 10th century, suggests that it was an investigation into the true religion, and in turn a refutation of alternative forms. The references to it in the Murūj and Tanbīh bear this out.

In Murūj, vi, pp. 23-24, …

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Thomas, David, “ Al-ibāna ʿan uṣūl al-diyāna”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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