Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-ḥujja fī tathbīt al-nubuwwa
(549 words)

The Proof about confirmation of prophethood

Abū ʿUthmān ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Fuqaymī l-Jāḥiẓ

Date: before 847

Original Language: Arabic


Since the work is mentioned in the Kitābal-ḥayawān (ed. ʿA.S. Hārūn, 7 vols, Cairo, 1965-69, i, p. 9, vii, p. 200), which was finished by 847 (Pellat, ‘Ğāḥiẓiana’, p. 170), it must have been completed before then. Later authors give its title in various forms, though al-Jāḥiẓ himself refers…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb al-ḥujja fī tathbīt al-nubuwwa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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