Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-maṣābīḥ
(982 words)

The book of lamps

ʿAbdallāh ibn al-Faḍl al-Anṭākī

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Arabic


Ever since Graf’s GCAL, it has been assumed that ‘Abdallāh ibn al-Faḍl authored a Book of lamps. Graf and Nasrallah state that this work deals with dogmatic theology and ethics. Asad Rustum calls the Book of lamps Ibn al-Faḍl’s ‘most important work’, which contains ‘words of the wisemen, the prophets, and the holy apostles’. According to him, Ibn al-Faḍl…

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Treiger, Alexander, “ Kitāb al-maṣābīḥ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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