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