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 Kitāb al-burhān ʿalā ṣaḥīḥ al-īmān
(232 words)

The demonstration of the correctness of the faith

Elias of Nisibis

Date: Before 1046

Original Language: Arabic


This theological treaty is divided into four parts, subdivided into ten chapters. Part 1 is addressed to non-Christians, of which the first chapter addresses Muslims (fols 131r-134r), and the second chapter addresses mainly Jews, but is also concerned with Muslims.


In ch. 1 of part 1 Elias demonstrates that Christians believe in …

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Kitāb al-burhān ʿalā ṣaḥīḥ al-īmān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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