Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Ḥadīth Wāṣil al-Dimashqī
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The Account of Wāṣil al-Dimashqī

Unknown author

Date: Possibly 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The story starts with a certain Bashīr, a Roman who had been captured as a youth by the Muslims ‘during the rule of the Umayyads’ and showed all signs of converting, but later fled back to Byzantine territory where he was given noble status and possessions. A band of captured Muslims are brought to him and he ques…

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Thomas, David, “ Ḥadīth Wāṣil al-Dimashqī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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