Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kalām fī mabādiʾ al-mawjūdāt
(1,143 words)

Discourse on the principles of existents

Abū Sulaymān al-Sijistānī

Date: Unknown; before about 985

Original Language: Arabic


This brief treatise is presumably the work to which M. Allard has given the name Kitāb al-tawḥīd wa-l-kathra wa-l-jawhariyya wa-l-uqnūmiyya, ‘[Divine] unity, plurality, substantiality and hypostaticity’, which is a full description of its contents (‘Les Chrétiens à Baġdād’, Arabica 9 (1962) 375-88, p. 385). As G. Troupeau exp…

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Thomas, David, “ Kalām fī mabādiʾ al-mawjūdāt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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