Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-murshid
(1,434 words)

'The Guide'

Yaḥyā ibn Jarīr

Date: Between 1058 and 1104

Original Language: Arabic


Kitāb al-murshid, ‘The guide’, is a voluminous theological-ecclesiastical compendium divided into 54 chapters (for the Table of Contents, see Khoury-Sarkis, ‘Le livre du Guide’, pp. 311-15; or Graf, ‘Eine theologische Propädeutik’). While the first 24 chapters deal largely with doctrinal issues, later chapters move into matters of sacramental and ecclesial practice.

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G.B. Teule & Mark N. Swanson, Herman, “ Kitāb al-murshid”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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