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 Kitāb al-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā
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Kitāb al-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā

Refutation of the Christians’

Abū ʿAmr Ḍirār ibn ʿAmr al-Ghaṭafānī l-Kūfī

Date: mid to late 8th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The work is lost, and is known only from Ibn al-Nadīm, Fihrist, p. 215. It would have been an attack on one or more of the Christian beliefs as Muslims understood them. Given Ḍirār's concerns about the being of God, it possibly included a demonstration that the Trinity, with its…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb al-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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