Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb farāʾid al-qawāʾid fī uṣūl al-dīn wa-l-ʿaqāʾid
(740 words)

'The book of the pearls of useful matters concerning the fundamental doctrines of religion'

ʿAbdishoʿ of Nisibis

Date: 1313

Original Language: Arabic


This still unedited text closely resembles ʿAbdishoʿ’s Uṣūl-al-dīn. Like the latter, it contains a dogmatic and a practical part. The East-Syrian priest Ṣalība ibn Yuḥannā l-Mawṣilī gives a description of this treatise (with some extracts) in his (only partly edited) theological encyclopedia Asfār al-asrār, com…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Kitāb farāʾid al-qawāʾid fī uṣūl al-dīn wa-l-ʿaqāʾid”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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