Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Masāʾil wa-ajwiba ʿaqliyya wa-ilāhiyya

Date of Birth: Unknown, possibly 8th/9th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown, but later had connections with Jerusalem

Date of Death: Unknown, possibly 9th c.

Place of Death: Unknown, but possibly in or near Jerusalem


The unknown author was a Melkite priest and monk who wrote an Arabic apology for the Christian faith (preserved in a single manuscript at Mt Sinai), in response to the questions of a Muslim shaykh…

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Salah and Mark Swanson, Eid, “Unknown”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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