Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Legal opinion

Al-Qāḍī ʿIyāḍ

Date: Between 1126 and 1149

Original Language: Arabic


This fatwā is concerned with ‘a church constructed by Christian subjects (Naṣārā muʿāhidūn) over which a mosque was built: are the endowments (aḥbās) of the church to be transferred to the mosque or to the public treasury?' The text contains a formal question (istiftā’) concerning properties endowed for the benefit of an unnamed church, which was presumably in the vic…

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Serrano Ruano, Delfina , “ Fatwā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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