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 Munāzara fī l-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā
(585 words)

‘Controversy in refutation of the Christians’

Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī

Date: Around 1184

Original Language: Arabic


Munāzara fī l-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā resulted from a debate held between al-Rāzī and one of the greatest Christian scholars, as he says, in Khwārazm around 1184. Al-Rāzī does not name his opponent, but from his arguments it may be inferred that, if he was a real person, he was a Nestorian. The work has not survived intact, but al-Rāzī refers to it in his Tafsīr and q…

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Iskenderoglu, Muammer, “ Munāzara fī l-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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