Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā
(94 words)

Refutation of the Christians

Abū Sahl Bishr ibn al-Muʿtamir ibn Bishr al-Hilālī

Date: early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The work is mentioned by Ibn al-Nadīm, Fihrist, p. 185. It was an attack on one or more of the Christian beliefs as Muslims understood them.


It presumably employed similar arguments to those in contemporary attacks, and may have fed later polemical works.



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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 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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