Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-kalimāt al-muhimma fī mubāsharat ahl al-dhimma
(648 words)

‘Important words about the treatment of the People of protection’

Jamāl al-Dīn al-Asnawī

Date: After 1349; possibly between 1354 and 1359

Original Language: Arabic


This tract is one of a large number of anti-Christian polemics written in Mamluk Egypt during the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a number of titles in the different manuscripts. The British Library version is entitled Al-kalimāt al-muhimma fī mubāsharat ahl al-dhimma, while the Tunis version has Risāla …

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Mallett, Alex, “ Al-kalimāt al-muhimma fī mubāsharat ahl al-dhimma”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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