Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Awāʾil al-adilla fī uṣūl al-dīn
(789 words)

Fundamentals of the proofs for the principles of religion

Abū l-Qāsim al-Balkhī

Date: Unknown; before 931

Original Language: Arabic


The Awāʾil al-adilla appears to have been a compendium of Muslim doctrines according to Muʿtazilī principles, and it was evidently a significant work. It attracted refutations from al-Ashʿarī (q.v.), al-Māturīdī (q.v.), Ibn Fūrak, and others, while the historian Abū Naṣr al-Muṭahhar ib…

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Thomas, David, “ Awāʾil al-adilla fī uṣūl al-dīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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