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 Jawāb al-Riḍā ʿan suʾāl Abī Qurra ṣāḥib al-jāthlīq
(390 words)

Al-Riḍā’s reply to the question of Abū Qurra, companion of the patriarch

Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā Abū Muḥammad al-Bajalī

Date: 817-825

Original Language: Arabic


The original title, if there was one, and the length of the full work are unknown. Mentioned as a ḥadīth attributed to Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā, this page-long text is preserved in the ʿUyūn akhbār al-Riḍā by Ibn Bābawayh al-Qummī (d. 991/2). The content includes a short discussion between the Imām ʿAlī al-R…

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Bertaina, David, “ Jawāb al-Riḍā ʿan suʾāl Abī Qurra ṣāḥib al-jāthlīq”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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