Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqāla fī l-ʿumr wa-l-rizq
(311 words)

'Treatise on [the predetermination of] lifespan and sustenance'

Būlus al-Būshī

Date: Unknown; before 1240

Original Language: Arabic


The Maqāla fī l-ʿumrwa-l-rizq is a small work (three pages in the Beirut MS) in which Būlus responds to a question posed to him by one Fakhr al-Dawla ibn Talmūs (Ptolemy?) al-Kafūrī: Are a human being’s lifespan and sustenance predetermined?

According to Samir (Traité, p. 32), Fakhr al-Dawla asked for a response from script…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Maqāla fī l-ʿumr wa-l-rizq”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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