Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-risāla l-ūlā fī l-Thālūth al-muqaddas
(541 words)

The first Risāla : On the Holy Trinity, On the Trinity

Ḥabīb ibn Khidma Abū Rāʾiṭa l-Takrītī

Date: Unknown, probably between 815 and 828

Original Language: Arabic


This risāla is apparently the first of a group of three which Abū Rāʾiṭa presents as the answer to a request by an unknown fellow Syrian Orthodox. It serves as an introduction to the ensuing proof of the Holy Trinity, as well as to his second risāla on the Incarnation and to a third text now lost.

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Toenies Keating, S., “ Al-risāla l-ūlā fī l-Thālūth al-muqaddas”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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