Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-ḥujja ʿalā l-Naṣārā
(117 words)

The Proof against the Christians

Muḥammad ibn Saḥnūn ibn Saʿīd ibn Ḥabīb al-Tanūkhī

Date: Mid-9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The work is lost, and is known only from the reference in Tartīb al-madārik. It presumably contained arguments against the main Christian beliefs that conflicted with Islam.


The work formed part of Ibn Saḥnūn's refutations of the opponents of Islamic orthodoxy as he saw it, and of an apologetic structure of correct belief.


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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb al-ḥujja ʿalā l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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