Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 ʿEltā d-mawteh d-Muḥammad
(481 words)

The affair of the death of Muḥammad

Unknown author

Date: Unknown, perhaps 8th/9th c.

Original Language: Syriac


This short polemical tale is to be found as an appendix to the East-Syrian recension of the Legend of Sergius Baḥīrā (q.v.). It relates how the Jew Kaʿb al-Aḥbār told Muḥammad's followers that their prophet was the Paraclete promised by Christ and that on the third day after his death he would rise up and go to heaven, to…

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Roggema, Barbara, “ ʿEltā d-mawteh d-Muḥammad”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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