Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-tawḥīd
(1,324 words)

[Divine] unity

Ibn Bābawayh

Date: Unknown; before 991-92

Original Language: Arabic


Although written in the same general period as the Kitāb al-tamhīd of al-Bāqillānī (q.v), Ibn Bābawayh’s Kitāb al-tawḥīd differs entirely. For while the Sunnī theologian’s treatise is a rigorously argued systematic presentation of Ashʿarī doctrines, the Shīʿī theologian’s treatise relies for answers to questions of faith and doctrine upon t…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb al-tawḥīd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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