Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Ktābā d-ʿal-idaʿtā da-shrārā aw d-ʿElat d-kull ʿellān
(677 words)

The book of knowledge of the truth or of the Cause of all causes

Ktābā d-ʿal-idaʿtā da-shrārā

Date: Probably 11th century

Original Language: Syriac


This work, originally divided into nine memrē (discourses), the last two of which are lost (the work ends at memrō 7, ch. 2), is a reflection and meditation on God’s creation, based on the reading and interpretation of the ‘Book of nature’, nature being the father and teacher of the human ra…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Ktābā d-ʿal-idaʿtā da-shrārā aw d-ʿElat d-kull ʿellān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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