Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-futūḥ al-kabīr wa-l-ridda
(292 words)

Kitāb al-ridda wa-l-futūḥ

The Great book of conquests and apostasy wars

Sayf ibn ʿUmar

Date: Possibly late 8th c.

Original Language: Arabic


In the section on the assassination of the Caliph ʿUthmān, the work contains a brief account, on the authority of Ibn ʿAbbās, of the way in which Paul corrupted Christian doctrines by persuading three of his followers, Yaʿqūb, Nasṭūr and Malkūn, of the divinity of Jesus, and sen…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb al-futūḥ al-kabīr wa-l-ridda”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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