Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

Get access

 Masāʾil wa-ajwiba ʿaqliyya wa-ilāhiyya
(623 words)

Questions and answers, rational and divineAnswers for the shaykh


Date: Unknown; late 8th- and 9th-century dates have been suggested

Original Language: Arabic


‘Questions and answers, rational and divine’ is a fairly short treatise occupying 11 folios of the unique manuscript in which it is found. In it, an anonymous Melkite monk responds to three questions of an unnamed Muslim shaykh in the city of Jerusalem, who had gathered them from a (yet uni…

Cite this page
Salah and Mark Swanson, Eid, “ Masāʾil wa-ajwiba ʿaqliyya wa-ilāhiyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

▲   Back to top   ▲