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Kitāb al-īḍāḥ
(204 words)

Unknown author

Date of Birth: Unknown; perhaps early 11th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Egypt

Date of Death: Unknown; perhaps late 11th century

Place of Death: Unknown; presumably Egypt


Kitāb al-īḍāḥ, ‘The elucidation’, is usually attributed to the great 10th-century Coptic Orthodox theologian and apologist Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffaʿ (q.v.) in the manuscript tradition – at least that of Egyptian provenance. 

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Kitāb al-īḍāḥ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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