Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Liber de generatione Mahumet
(1,154 words)

Liber de generatione et nutritura eius, Liber generationis Machumeti nuncii Dei

On the birth of Muḥammad

Hermann of Carinthia

Date: 1142-43 (Latin translation)

Original Language: Arabic


The Liber de generatione Mahumet is a Latin translation of the 13th-century Kitāb al-Anwār ('Lights') by Abū l-Ḥassan al-Bakrī. It first addresses the theme of how the mystical light (nūr, lumen), which is a sign of true prophethood, was transmitted from Adam to Muḥa…

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de la Cruz Palma and Cándida Ferrero Hernández, Óscar, “ Liber de generatione Mahumet”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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