Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Muṣḥaf al-ʿālam al-kāʾin
(468 words)

The book of the world that is


Date: 12th century

Original Language: Arabic


There are a number of references to Aghushtīn’s ideas in al-Qurṭubī’s anti-Christian treatise, but the quotations of his work add up to no more than half a dozen pages of the modern edition. There are, in fact, only two extensive quotations from it. In the first (pp. 81-83) he argues that God possesses the attributes of powe…

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Burman, Thomas E., “ Muṣḥaf al-ʿālam al-kāʾin”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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