Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-rasāʾil wa-l-wasāʾil
(225 words)

‘Treatises and devices’

Ibn ʿAtīq

Date: Unknown; before 1235

Original Language: Arabic


Kitāb al-rasāʾil wa-l-wasāʾil has survived in al-Wansharīsī’s Miʿyār (q.v.). This short polemical text gives an account of a debate that took place in the town of Tudmīr (Murcia) between a Muslim, Ibn Rashīq, and some Christian priests and monks concerning the inimitability of the Qur’an. The Christians compare the Qur’an with the Arab genre of the maqāma (which may be unders…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Kitāb al-rasāʾil wa-l-wasāʾil”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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