Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Fīhi mā fīhi
(556 words)

'What is in it is in it', 'Discourses'

Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī

Date: Before 1273

Original Language: Arabic


In Rūmī’s Discourses, or Fīhi mā fīhi, a miscellany of 71 of his lectures or extemporaneous talks gathered together by an unknown compiler after his death, several well-known anecdotes about Jesus from the Qur’an are related that expound a sort of Sufi esoteric Christianity (cf. Lewisohn, ‘The esoteric Christia…

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Lewisohn, Leonard, “ Fīhi mā fīhi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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