Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 al-Mustakhraja min al-asmiʿa
(595 words)


The Selection from what is heard, The ʿUtbiyya

Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Umawī l-Sufyānī l-ʿUtbī l-Qurṭubī

Date: Before 869

Original Language: Arabic


Al-mustakhraja or al-ʿUtbiyya contains legal questions (masāʾil) on the authority of Mālik ibn Anas and his pupils, some of which relate to the process of Islamization. The work is preserved in Ibn Rushd al-Jadd, al-Bayān wa-l-taḥṣīl (12th c.). Al-ʿUtbī gathered more than 280 masāʾil dealing…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ al-Mustakhraja min al-asmiʿa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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