Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb hidāyat al-mustarshidīn
(598 words)

‘Guidance for those who seek direction’


Date: Unknown; before 1013

Original Language: Arabic


This apparently major work has only fully come to light in recent years. It is not recorded by al-Bāqillānī’s main medieval biographers, and it was largely overlooked until D. Gimaret published a section from it in 2009. It must certainly have ranked among al-Bāqillānī’s most substantial works, since, according to the 14th-century author Abū ʿAlī ʿUmar a…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb hidāyat al-mustarshidīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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