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 Kitāb al-fiṣal fī l-milal wa-l-ahwāʾ wa-l-niḥal
(805 words)

Judgement regarding the confessions, inclinations and sects

Ibn Ḥazm

Date: Unknown; before 1064

Original Language: Arabic


Ibn Ḥazm’s Kitāb al-fiṣal is a work of Islamic theology, and has a structure that bears some resemblance to systematic theological works from about the same time, such as al-Bāqillānī’s Kitāb al-tamhīd (q.v.) and ʿAbd al-Jabbār’s Mughnī (q.v.). It also shares the same characteristic of refuting views held both outside and wit…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Kitāb al-fiṣal fī l-milal wa-l-ahwāʾ wa-l-niḥal”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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