Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Cent noms de Déu
(325 words)

'The hundred names of God'

Ramon Llull

Date: Possibly 1292

Original Language: Catalan


This is a poem consisting of 1,009 lines arranged in three-line stanzas. According to the Muslim tradition, 99 names of God are mentioned in the Qur’an, and knowledge of the hundredth name was the knowledge of all there was to know. Llull lists 100 names of God, devoting ten lines to each, in order to counter the claim that the Qur’an is the most perfect book of divine revelation.


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Hames, Harvey, “ Cent noms de Déu”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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