Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-iktifāʾ fī akhbār al-khulafāʾ
(523 words)

Completeness, on reports about the caliphs

Ibn al-Kardabūs

Date: Unknown; probably early 13th century

Original Language: Arabic


The book is a general history of Islam organized as akhbār (reports). The first part starts with the Prophet Muḥammad and the four Rightly Guided Caliphs, and continues through the Umayyad caliphate in the East. Then, Ibn al-Kardabūs makes special reference to the history of al-Andalus, taken as…

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Zomeño, Amalia , “ Kitāb al-iktifāʾ fī akhbār al-khulafāʾ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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