Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-majālis
(771 words)

The sessions

Elias of Nisibis

Date: Possibly 1026

Original Language: Arabic


This work contains accounts of the seven debates that took place in seven sessions (majālis) between Elias and Abū l-Qāsim al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī l-Maghribī, the vizier of the Marwānid ruler Naṣr al-Dawla ibn Aḥmad in Mayyāfāriqīn. Since the latter died in 1027, the meetings must have taken place before this. The topics covered are as follows:

1st session: God’s Unity (tawḥīd), and Trinity, in…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Kitāb al-majālis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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