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 Unknown, probably Kitāb al-maqālāt
(198 words)


Abū l-ʿAbbās al-Īrānshahrī

Date: Late 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


According to al-Bīrūnī (Taḥqīq, p. 4), al-Īrānshahrī wrote on the doctrines of the Jews and Christians, and on the contents of the Torah and Gospel. In al-Bīrūnī’s opinion, this stood out from similar accounts in contemporary Maqālāt works for its objectivity, although al-Īrānshahrī’s account of Hinduism left much to be desired, mainly because he drew on Abū Ya…

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Thomas, David, “ Unknown, probably Kitāb al-maqālāt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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