Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Risāla ilā baʿḍ aṣdiqā’ihi alladhīna bi-Ṣaydā min al-Muslimīn
(1,222 words)

‘Letter to one of his Muslim friends from Sidon’; ‘Letter to a Muslim friend’

Paul of Antioch

Date: Uncertain; about 1200

Original Language: Arabic


Paul’s Letter to a Muslim friend is one of the most accomplished and disconcerting works from the history of Christian-Muslim relations that is known. Although it is quite short, comprising 24 pages in Khoury’s edition, and it has the appearance of being friendly and reasonable…

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Thomas, David, “ Risāla ilā baʿḍ aṣdiqā’ihi alladhīna bi-Ṣaydā min al-Muslimīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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