Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-radd ʿalā al-Naṣārā
(298 words)

Refutation of the Christians


Date: Unknown; before about 940

Original Language: Arabic


All that has survived from this work is a list of the names of 60 Christian sects, as given by Ibn al-Nadīm (Fihrist, p. 405), who also supplies its generic title. It is unclear whether al-Qaḥṭabī  went on to describe each sect, in the way that al-Nāshiʾ al-Akbar (q.v.) does in his work from the same period, or whether he merely lis…

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

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