Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn Khallād

Date: Unknown; before about 950

Original Language: Arabic


The work is lost. It was a commentary on Ibn Khallād’s own Kitāb al-uṣūl and, according to ʿAbd al-Jabbār in his Tathbīt (p. 198), like that earlier work it contained polemic (al-masāʾil lahum wa-l-radd ʿalayhim) against the Christians.

The Sharḥ was presumably noteworthy to the later Muʿtazilī because it contained more elaborate versions of the arguments from…

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Thomas, David, “ Al-Sharḥ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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