Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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

The report of the Jews and Christians

Khabar al-Yahūd wa-l-Naṣārā

Date: Unknown; possibly early to mid-11th century

Original Language: Arabic


The report relates how a deputation of Jews and Christians in Cairo, headed by their religious leaders, approach the Caliph al-Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh (r. 996-1021) during one of his habitual nocturnal walks in the cemetery of Qarāfa near his palace. They complain to him about th…

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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 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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