Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Al-maqāla l-Masīḥiyya
(790 words)

Unknown; the text has often been attributed to the Fatimid Caliph al-Muʿizz

Date of Birth: Possibly 10th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Possibly 10th century

Place of Death: Unknown; perhaps Egypt


In a 15th-century manuscript of Coptic Christian provenance, MS Paris, BNF – Ar. 131, fols 87v-89v, we find a brief and probably fragmentary text with an exceedingly intriguing superscription: Faṣl min al-Maqāla l-Masīḥiyy…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Al-maqāla l-Masīḥiyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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