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 Kitāb al-masāʾil al-sabʿ wa-l-khamsīn
(196 words)

The book of fifty-seven questions

Ibn Albar al-Qūṭī

Date: End of the 9th or beginning of the 10th century

Original Language: Arabic


The book is no longer extant. A few fragments are preserved in quotations by al-Imām al-Qurṭubī, which suggest that it was an anti-Muslim polemical treatise in which the doctrine of the Trinity was explained in order to describe the various heresies that had arisen over it.


The main interest of this work lies in the evi…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Kitāb al-masāʾil al-sabʿ wa-l-khamsīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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