Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Muṣṭafā l-Mulk Abū Yūsuf
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Nothing is known about the author of a brief extract in ch. 19 of al-Muʾtaman ibn al-ʿAssāl’s famous theological compendium Majmūʿ uṣūl al-dīn apart from what can be gathered there. His honorific (laqab) Muṣṭafā l-Mulk (‘the chosen of the reign’) is typical of Copts of the secretarial class. Al-Muʾtaman speaks highly of him, giving him the title shaykh and commenting that he had quoted this brilliantly fine passage (lumʿa laṭīfa) in orde…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Muṣṭafā l-Mulk Abū Yūsuf”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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