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, …