Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-Imāma wa-l-siyāsa
(588 words)

On legitimate political leadership and governance

Muʿārik ibn Marwān ibn ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān ibn Mūsā ibn Nuṣayr

Date: 2nd half of 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The book is a collection of miscellaneous narratives and traditions on the eastern caliphs from Abū Bakr to Hārūn al-Rashīd, unsystematically arranged, which, given their different styles, seem to be the work of several authors. Al-Imāma wa-l-siyāsa has been attributed to Ibn Qutayba (d. 88…

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Serrano Ruano, Delfina , “ Al-Imāma wa-l-siyāsa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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