The “honey-coloured” letter’
Abū ʿUthmān ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Fuqaymī l-Jāḥiẓ
Date: mid-9th c., possibly after 847
Original Language: Arabic
ʿAbd al-Jabbār, Tathbīt, i, p. 198, knows of this as a separate work from the Radd, but it is not mentioned elsewhere, and it has not survived.
Its title may include a play upon the yellow waist-band that Christians and other dhimmīs were required to wear (though the alternative vocalization ʿasliyya would denote 'r…
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“ Al-Risālat al-ʿasaliyya”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500
, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23714>
First published online: 2010