Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-hidāya
(141 words)


Abū l-Khayr ʿĪsā ibn Hibat Allāh

Date: Unknown, mid-/late-9th c.?

Original Language: Arabic


Sbath (Fihris, Supplément, p. 9) identifies this book as a work of Christian apologetic. It must be a work of some considerable length, as an abridgement of it is also known (see below).


We cannot say much about the significance of the work since we do not know its contents. However, its very existence, taken together with other …

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Kitāb al-hidāya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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