Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Mundhir ibn Saʿīd al-Ballūṭī

Date: Unknown; before 966

Original Language: Arabic


 In the conversion document (wathīqa) of a Christian, Mundhir ibn Saʿīd objects to the formula: ‘He witnesses that Muḥammad is the servant of God and his Messenger and that Jesus is God’s Messenger and his Word (ʿĪsā rasūl Allāh wa-kalimatuhu)’, a partial quotation of Q 4:171. Mundhir’s argument is that, as it stands, the formula implies that if Jesus was th…

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Fierro, Maribel, “ Risāla”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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