Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb darak al-bughyā fī waṣf al-adyān wa-l-ʿibadāt
(239 words)

The attainment of desire in description of the religions and religious observances


Date: Unknown; before 1030

Original Language: Arabic


The work is lost. It is mentioned by Ibn Khallikān, Wafayāt al-aʿyān, iv, p. 378, who says that it comprised a substantial 3,500 pages. Its title indicates that it aimed to provide exhaustive accounts of the religions known to its author, and so it must have included the major C…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb darak al-bughyā fī waṣf al-adyān wa-l-ʿibadāt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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