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 Kitāb al-milal wa-l-niḥal
(1,243 words)



Religions and sects

Al-Shahrastānī

Date: Unknown; before 1153

Original Language: Arabic

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The Kitāb al-milal wa-l-niḥal is a comprehensive survey of the Muslim and non-Muslim religious and intellectual groupings known in al-Shahrastānī’s time. It is a definitive example of Muslim heresiography, setting the groups and sects’ teachings in hierarchical order to show how far they conform to the fundamental princip…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb al-milal wa-l-niḥal”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24627>
First published online: 2010



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