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 Kitāb al-īḍāḥ
(1,245 words)

The elucidation

Kitāb al-īḍāḥ

Date: Approximately 11th century

Original Language: Arabic


Kitāb al-īḍāḥ, ‘The elucidation’, is a catechetical work aiming to provide a simple explanation of Christian doctrines (Trinity, Incarnation, redemption) and practices (prayer and fasting) in Arabic to Christians no longer fluent in Coptic.

While Kitāb al-īḍāḥ is a Christian work for Christians, it deserves inclusion here as a witness to the adoption of…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Kitāb al-īḍāḥ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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