Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Istoria de Mahomet
(402 words)

Vita Mahumeti

Story of MuḥammadLife of Muḥammad

Unknown author

Date: Not later than mid-9th c.

Original Language: Latin


This text contains a brief and polemical life of Muḥammad. It relates Muḥammad's marriage with Khadīja, describes how a golden-mouthed vulture claiming to be Gabriel revealed ‘psalms’ to Muḥammad, and accuses the Prophet of sexual debauchery. The story also includes the claim that Muḥammad pred…

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Tolan, John, “ Istoria de Mahomet”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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