Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Khabar al-Yahūd wa-l-Naṣārā
(207 words)


The author of this account about a meeting between the Fatimid Caliph al-Ḥākim and a deputation of Christians and Jews was evidently a Druze. The account itself identifies him as Ḥamza ibn ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad, the upholder of al-Ḥākim’s divinity and founder of the Druze sect, who died sometime after al-Ḥākim’s disappearance in 1021.

The 18th-century Orientalist J.M. Venture de Paradis (translated by Ruffin, Appendix, pp. 110-11) relates …

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Thomas, David, “Khabar al-Yahūd wa-l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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