Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Dalāʾil al-nubuwwa
(507 words)

Proofs of prophethood

Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdallāh ibn Qutayba

Date: Mid-9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The original is lost, and its extent and scope can no longer be known. Only relatively short quotations in Ibn al-Jawzī and a few other authors, including Ibn Ḥazm, remain. These include verses from Genesis that are used to show how Islam will abrogate the Jewish law and bring all other dispensations to an end…

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Thomas, David, “ Dalāʾil al-nubuwwa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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