Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-jihād
(1,040 words)


ʿAlī ibn Ṭāhir al-Sulamī

Date: 1105

Original Language: Arabic


Al-Sulamī’s Kitāb al-jihād survives only in a single, partial manuscript that is itself split over two codices. The original manuscript runs to a total of 165 pages. The entire work is written in one hand (with the exception of some later annotations) and appears to have been taken down by the scribe as the author was composing it aloud in public.

As noted above, al-Sulamī’s work was composed with…

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

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