Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-kalām fī l-ittiḥād
(637 words)

Discourse on the Union

Ibn al-Ṭayyib

Date: Unknown; before October 1043

Original Language: Arabic


The original text consisted of at least four sections, but only two and a half have been preserved, making up three pages in the printed edition. In the introductory section, Ibn al-Tayyib discusses the various types of ‘one’ – he distinguishes 12 sorts (cf. Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī, who notes six in Maqāla fī l-tawḥīd ʿalā madhhab al-Naṣārā; see Samir, ‘Bibliographie’,…

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Faultless, Julian, “ Al-kalām fī l-ittiḥād”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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