Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-masāʾil wa-l-ajwiba
(1,101 words)

Questions and answers

ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī

Date: Early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The book is an apology for the Christian faith answering questions Muslims might ask Christians, in four sections: (a) 28 questions and answers about God and the world; (b) 14 about the authenticity of the Christian Gospels; (c) 9 about the Trinity; and (d) 51 about the Incarnation.

While section (a) on God and the world shares with ʿAmmār’s Arab Christian contemporary Th…

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Beaumont, Mark, “ Kitāb al-masāʾil wa-l-ajwiba”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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