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 Maqāla fī l-tathlīth wa-l-tawḥīd
(507 words)

Treatise on the Trinity and the Unity

Ibn al-Ṭayyib

Date: After 1018

Original Language: Arabic


The subject matter of this substantial treatise (seven pages in Troupeau’s edition) can be divided into ten sections (see Troupeau, ‘Le traité sur la Trinité’, pp. 105-6): 1. God is one in His essence and multiple in His hypostases. 2. One can argue that the attributes are three by textual argument. 3. Or one can do…

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Faultless, Julian, “ Maqāla fī l-tathlīth wa-l-tawḥīd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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