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 Al-radd ʿalā ahl al-adyān
(207 words)

Refutation of the followers of the faiths

Abū Zakkār Yaḥyā ibn Nuʿmān

Date: early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


ʿAlī l-Ṭabarī mentions in his Kitāb al-dīn wa-l-dawla (ed. Mingana, p. 124) that Abū Zakkār's work included the point that no one who converted to Islam did so as a result of witnessing a miracle.  He also refers to 'an uncle of mine who was one of the learned and eloquent men among Christians' (pp. 44-45),…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-radd ʿalā ahl al-adyān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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