Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-Radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā
(444 words)

Refutation of the Christians

Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Sahl Rabban al-Ṭabarī

Date: c. 850

Original Language: Arabic


The work is not complete, though parts of its later sections are quoted by the 10th-century Christian convert to Islam al-Ḥasan ibn Ayyūb, whose work is preserved in Ibn Taymiyya, al-Jawāb al-ṣaḥīḥ, and by the 13th-century Copt al-Ṣafī ibn al-ʿAssāl (see Samir, 'Réponse'). 

It was written to mark ʿAlī l-Ṭabarī's conversion to Islam, and contain…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-Radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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