Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-kifāya
(122 words)


Abū l-Khayr ʿĪsā ibn Hibat Allāh

Date: Unknown, mid-/late 9th c.?

Original Language: Arabic


According to Sbath (Fihris, Supplément, 9), this book is an abridgement of the author’s apologetic treatise Kitāb al-hidāya.


See previous work. The fact that this work is an abridgement of the author’s longer treatise suggests that someone valued Abū l-Khayr’s apologetic capacity and desired to make it accessible…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Kitāb al-kifāya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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