Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-muḥīṭ bi-l-taklīf
(454 words)

The comprehensive work on the [divine] imposition

ʿAbd al-Jabbār

Date: Between 990 and 1025

Original Language: Arabic


This work, which postdated the Mughnī and was effectively an epitome of it, was framed as a digest of what was enjoined (or 'imposed') by God as necessary for a believer to know. It has not survived intact, though parts are accessible in fragmentary form, preserved in Arabic and Hebrew characters (se…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-muḥīṭ bi-l-taklīf”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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