Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-maʿūna fī l-uṣūl
(381 words)

Assistance, on the principles

Ibn al-Ikhshīd

Date: Before 938

Original Language: Arabic


The work has not survived. Since it was never finished, it may have been begun towards the end of Ibn al-Ikhshīd’s life. According to later reports, it was on the principles of Muʿtazilī theology (see Mourad, p. 84), though it also contained an examination of Christian doctrines, possibly among those of other faiths. Th…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb al-maʿūna fī l-uṣūl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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