Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-ḥujja fī ithbāt al-nabī ʿalayhi l-salām
(127 words)

The Proof in confirmation of the Prophet, peace be upon him

Abū Sahl Bishr ibn al-Muʿtamir ibn Bishr al-Hilālī

Date: early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The work, which was written in verse, is mentioned by Ibn al-Nadīm, Fihrist, p. 185. It was one of the earliest examples of the 'proofs of prophethood' genre, and it may have listed and commented on biblical proof verses and also refuted arguments from Christians.


It presumably employed similar argu…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb al-ḥujja fī ithbāt al-nabī ʿalayhi l-salām”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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