Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqālāt fī uṣūl al-diyānāt
(407 words)

Discourses on the principles of the religions


Date: Unknown; before 943

Original Language: Arabic


The work is lost. References in the Murūj and Tanbīh indicate that, not unlike the Maqālāt al-Islāmiyyīn of Abū l-Ḥasan al-Ashʿarī, it was primarily a descriptive account of various religious groups, though outside as well as inside Islam. There are no indications that it contained explicit polemic against any of them.

In Murūj, iv, p. 407 (see also v, …

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Thomas, David, “ Maqālāt fī uṣūl al-diyānāt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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