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 Dalā’il al-nubuwwa
(307 words)

Proofs of prophethood


Date: Unknown; before 995

Original Language: Arabic


The only reference to this work is given by ʿAbd al-Jabbār (Tathbīt, pp. 352-53). He names al-Zuhayrī among others who wrote to expound and defend the prophethood of Muḥammad by adducing references from books of the Bible, though he does not give actual titles. He explains that al-Zuhayrī and the other authors, among them Ibn Qutayb…

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Thomas, David, “ Dalā’il al-nubuwwa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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