Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Rawḍat al-farīd wa-salwat al-waḥīd
(1,318 words)

'The garden of the hermit and the consolation of the solitary'

Simʿān ibn Kalīl

Date: Unknown; possibly 1210-20

Original Language: Arabic


Rawḍat al-farīd wa-salwat al-waḥīd is a remarkable work of Christian spiritual and moral theology that aims to guide its readers to the lives of virtue and godliness for which they were created. It is written in a delightful Arabic style, largely in rhymed prose, and is of considera…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Rawḍat al-farīd wa-salwat al-waḥīd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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