Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb hidāyat al-ḥayārā fī ajwibat al-Yahūd wa-l-Naṣārā
(2,261 words)

Hidāyat al-ḥayārā

‘Guiding the confused, on responses to the Jews and the Christians’

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Arabic


This polemic against Jews and Christians comes to 650 pages in the 2008 critical edition of ʿUthmān Ḍumayriyya, a careful piece of work based on five manuscripts. The 1996 edition of Muḥammad al-Ḥājj is based on four of the same manuscripts and also makes a valuable scholarly contribution. The Hidāya cannot be dated …

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Hoover, Jon, “ Kitāb hidāyat al-ḥayārā fī ajwibat al-Yahūd wa-l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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