Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Naẓm al-durar fī tanāsub al-āyāt wa-l-suwar
(975 words)

‘The string of pearls, on the harmonious relationship of verses and chapters’


Date: 1456-77

Original Language: Arabic


Al-Biqāʿī began Naẓm al-durar in 1456. At the end of the last volume, he explains that he published it in serial form over 14 years and then took another ten years to polish it before its final publication (Saleh, In defense of the Bible, pp. 21-22). It marks a decisive shift in exegesis of the Qur’an, for not only does it seek …

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Thomas, David, “ Naẓm al-durar fī tanāsub al-āyāt wa-l-suwar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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