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 Al-muntaqā min kitāb al-ruhbān
(254 words)

Selections from The Book of Monks

Abū Bakr ʿAbdallāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿUbayd ibn Abī l-Dunyā

Date: Before 894

Original Language: Arabic


The surviving text comprises 24 selections, each reported in the name of an individual, including Wahb ibn Munabbih (d. 728 or 732), all of them brief, and many containing aphoristic comments or answers to questions by monks. A number are framed on recognizable sayings of Jesus.

Ibn Abī l-Dunyā selected them from an earlier unk…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-muntaqā min kitāb al-ruhbān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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