Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kashf al-ghimma fī aḥkām ahl al-dhimma
(165 words)

‘Removing obscurity, on the regulation of the people of protection’

Ibn Jamāʿa

Date: Unknown; before 1333

Original Language: Arabic


The work has not survived, and is known only from a listing in I. Bāshā, Īḍāḥ al-maknūn fī l-dhayl ʿalā kashf al-ẓunūn, 2 vols, Istanbul, 1947, ii, p. 362. It presumably discussed the regulations governing the conduct of dhimmīs in Islamic society, and may have advocated a systematic implementation against individuals an…

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Thomas, David, “ Kashf al-ghimma fī aḥkām ahl al-dhimma”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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