Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqāla fī baʿth nubuwwa Muḥammad min al-Tawrāt wa-l-falsafa
(256 words)

Treatise on the dispatch of the prophetic mission of Muḥammad from the Torah and philosophy

ʿAlī ibn Riḍwān

Date: Unknown; before about 1060

Original Language: Arabic


The work is lost, and is known only from Ibn Abī Usaybiʿa’s list of ʿAlī’s works (ʿUyūn al-anbaʾ, p. 567). Its title indicates that it was an apology for the prophethood of Muḥammad, and thus an example of dalāʾil al-nubuwwa works, though with the particular feature of philosophical arguments i…

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Thomas, David, “ Maqāla fī baʿth nubuwwa Muḥammad min al-Tawrāt wa-l-falsafa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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