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 Jawāb risālat ahl jazīrat Qubruṣ
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‘Reply to the letter of the people of Cyprus’

Ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Dimashqī

Date: June 1321

Original Language: Arabic


This long work is a reply to the anonymous letter that was sent in the name of the people of Cyprus to demonstrate how Christianity is supported and authenticated by the Qur’an (see ‘The letter from the People of Cyprus’); this is an extensively edited version of Paul of Antioch’s Letter to a Muslim friend (q.v.), written by Paul about a century earlier.…

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Thomas, David, “ Jawāb risālat ahl jazīrat Qubruṣ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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