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 Kitāb ʿalā l-Naṣārā
(102 words)

Against the Christians

Abū l-Hudhayl Muḥammad ibn al-Hudhayl ibn ʿUbayd Allāh ibn Makḥūl al-ʿAbdī l-ʿAllāf

Date: Early 9th century

Original Language: Arabic


The work is lost, but it is mentioned by Ibn al-Nadīm, Fihrist, p. 204. It was presumably a refutation comparable to other works of the time on this topic.


Although none are specifically attributed to Abū l-Hudhayl in later works, it may have contained original arguments.



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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb ʿalā l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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