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 Maqāla fī l-tawḥīd
(157 words)

Treatise on the unity (of God)

Abū Nūḥ ʿAbd al-Masīḥ ibn al-Ṣalt al-Anbārī

Date: Unknown, late 8th or early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


We know nothing about the contents of the work apart from what we might expect from its title. We may wonder, however, whether Abū Nūḥ al-Anbārī was the first to exploit Aristotle's definitions of 'the same' (often translated in Arabic as 'the one'), found in the Topics, in order to discuss the nature of the unity of God.



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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Maqāla fī l-tawḥīd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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