Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Idrāk al-ṣawāb fī ankiḥat ahl al-kitāb
(341 words)

‘Identification of what is right concerning marriages of the People of the Book’

Abū ʿAlī ʿUmar al-Hāshimī

Date: Unknown; before 1330

Original Language: Arabic


The work has not survived, and is known only from a reference in the 16th-century author al-Zarkashī’s Taʾrīkh al-dawlatayn, p. 56, where it appears that Abū ʿAlī ʿUmar was in dispute with the qāḍī Ibn ʿAbd al-Rafīʿ (q.v.) over the issue of Muslims acting as witnesses to marriages between dhimmīs. There was i…

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Thomas, David, “ Idrāk al-ṣawāb fī ankiḥat ahl al-kitāb”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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