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 Tashʿitā d-rabban Sargīs
(1,313 words)

The story of Rabban Sergius, The Legend of Sergius BaḥīrāThe Baḥīrā legend

Unknown author

Date: Unknown, probably early 9th c.

Original Language: Syriac


This ‘story’ is a Syriac polemical legend that seeks to explain the rise of Islam from a Christian perspective. It purports to reveal the influence of a Christian monk on Muḥammad during his early life and the beginning of his mission as prophet, and it exploits the …

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Roggema, Barbara, “ Tashʿitā d-rabban Sargīs”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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