Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā
(621 words)

Refutation of the Christians

Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Kindī

Date: Mid-9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


The work survives as quotations in the refutation made by the 10th-century Syrian Orthodox Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī, who refers to al-Kindī’s Maqāla fī l-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā, ‘Treatise on the refutation of the Christians’. While Yaḥyā has undoubtedly reproduced what he thought were the main points, he may well have omitted other parts. G. Endress, The works of Yaḥyā i…

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Thomas, David, “ Radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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