Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Risāla fī l-qaḍā’ wa-l-ḥisba
(784 words)

Epistle on the office of judge and market inspector

Ibn ʿAbdūn al-Ishbīlī

Date: Possibly before 1125

Original Language: Arabic


The Risāla fī l-qaḍā’ wa-l-ḥisba belongs to the genre of works on ḥisba, which were practical books written to serve as guides for market inspectors, who were officers in charge of regulating commercial transactions and the conduct of merchants and shop-keepers and were also responsible for the prope…

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de la Puente, Cristina , “ Risāla fī l-qaḍā’ wa-l-ḥisba”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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