Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb ghurar al-adilla
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Ghurar al-adilla

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Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī

Date: Between 1025 and 1044

Original Language: Arabic


The work is no longer extant, though some idea of its contents can be gained from other works. It was written in response to criticisms leveled at the Taṣaffuḥ al-adilla, so it would have been written in Baghdad after this major work, and probably sometime towards the end of Abū l-Ḥusayn’s life, in the 1030s or early 1040s.

Whether the Ghurar al-adilla was st…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb ghurar al-adilla”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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