Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Canon laws


Date: Approximately 1048-50

Original Language: Arabic


This collection of canon laws is a parallel compilation to the Latin canon laws of the Visigothic church in the Iberian Peninsula from 600 to 700. It is divided into ten books (maṣāḥif) containing canons selected from an index, known as the Excerpta, appropriate to the needs of Christians living under Muslim rule. The structure of each canon mirrors that of the Muslim t…

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Echevarria, Ana, “ Qawānīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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