Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb rafʿ ʿĪsā, ʿalayhi al-salām
(238 words)

The raising on high of Jesus, peace be upon him

Abū l-Mundhir Hishām ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Sāʾib al-Kalbī

Date: Before 819 or 821

Original Language: Arabic


The work is not extant. It would have been concerned with Q 4:157-58, where it is stated that Jesus was not killed or crucified but that ‘God raised him up to himself’, rafaʿahu Allāh ilayhi. Like the works among which it is listed by Ibn al-Nadīm, Fihrist, p. 109, e.g. Kitāb Adam wa-wuldihi, ‘Adam and his children’, Kitāb ʿ…

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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb rafʿ ʿĪsā, ʿalayhi al-salām”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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