Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-kāfī fī l-maʿnā l-shāfī
(1,323 words)

'The sufficient, on the clear meaning'


Date: Unknown; 13th century

Original Language: Arabic


Gerasimos’ work is divided into six parts. The first five seek to discover the marks by which one can recognize the true religion. They include an extensive collection of testimonies, some from the Old and New Testaments, but most from non-Christian literature. The last part is disproportionately long, and …

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Bakhou and John Lamoreaux, Abgar, “ Al-kāfī fī l-maʿnā l-shāfī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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