Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqāla fī naʿīm al-ākhira
(153 words)

Treatise on the bliss of the afterlife

Elias of Nisibis

Date: Before 1046

Original Language: Arabic


This work, which comprises an introduction, three answers to two objections, and a conclusion, emphasizes that, according to Christian teachings, there are no physical or sensual pleasures in the afterlife.


Elias’ arguments show how Christians felt compelled to respond to Muslim views about the nature of existence in the afterlif…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Maqāla fī naʿīm al-ākhira”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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