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 Kitāb fī l-radd ʿalā l-Yahūd wa-l-Naṣārā
(160 words)

Refutation of the Jews and Christians

Abū l-ʿAbbās ʿAbdallāh ibn Hārūn al-Maʾmūn

Date: before 833

Original Language: Arabic


The work is listed by Ibn al-Murtaḍā, Kitāb ṭabaqāt al-Muʿtazila, ed. S. Diwald-Wilzer, Beirut, 1988, p. 123, who says that the caliph wrote 'many books', but names only this and a work against the Manicheans.


Van Ess (TG iii, p. 202) dismisses it and other works against non-Muslims attributed to al-Maʾmūn as part of the lege…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb fī l-radd ʿalā l-Yahūd wa-l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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