Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Sunhados d-qaddishā (…) Mār Ghiwarghis
(266 words)

Synod of the holy (…) Mār Ghiwarghis

Ghiwarghis I

Date: 676

Original Language: Syriac


A number of canons issued during this synod contain references to the Islamic environment of the church in east Arabia. Canon 6 is possibly one of the earliest admonitions to Christians not to bring their differences and conflicts to Muslim courts. Canon 14 forbids Christian women to marry foreign ḥanpē, again an allusion to the Muslims. Canon 19 stipulates that Christian…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Sunhados d-qaddishā (…) Mār Ghiwarghis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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