Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqāla fī ḥadath al-ʿālam wa-qidam al-Ṣāniʿ
(420 words)

‘Treatise on the contingency of the world and the eternity of the Maker’

Ibn al-Rāhib

Date: Probably before 1270

Original Language: Arabic


The Maqāla is transmitted in a single manuscript (MS Oxford, Bodleian – Hunt. 240), where it takes up three pages.

Divided into three sections (fuṣūl), the Maqāla has practically the same title as Q 1, ch. 3, of the Kitāb al-burhān, while the incipit corresponds exactly to the beginning of Q 1, ch. 1. Despite these resemb…

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Sidarus, Adel, “ Maqāla fī ḥadath al-ʿālam wa-qidam al-Ṣāniʿ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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