Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-iqnāʿ
(118 words)


Abū l-ʿAbbās ʿĪsā ibn Zayd ibn Abī Malik

Date: Late 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


Sbath describes the book as a work of Christian apologetic. Until a copy is found, however, we cannot be certain that it was directed towards Muslims.


Each small entry of this sort contributes to our sense of the energy that the Arabic-speaking East-Syrian community of the 9th century dedicated to the Christian apologetic enterprise.


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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Kitāb al-iqnāʿ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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