Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Masʾalat al-kanāʾis
(1,649 words)

‘The question of the churches’

Ibn Taymiyya

Date: Between 1303 and 1305

Original Language: Arabic


Masʾalat al-kanāʾis (also known by slightly different titles, such as Kitābfī l-kanāʾis, Maqāla fī l-kanāʾis, Masʾalafī l-kanāʾis and Suʾāl fī l-kanāʾis) is a fatwa on the status of churches under Muslim rule that comes to 15 pages in MF xxviii, pp. 632-46, and 41 pages in the critical edition of Shibl. Shibl’s version of the fatwa is based on four m…

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Hoover, Jon, “ Masʾalat al-kanāʾis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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