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 Waṣiyya ʿalā ḥāmil al-mutanaṣṣir
(237 words)

'Instruction for the bearer of the convert to Christianity'

Patriarch Cyril III ibn Laqlaq

Date: 1235-36

Original Language: Arabic


The waṣiyya is a short admonition to one who has ‘borne’ a young convert to Christianity. Cyril gives counsel to the convert’s sponsor or mentor with regard to the socialization of the convert into the Christian community of faith: by means of education, memorization of Christian writi…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Waṣiyya ʿalā ḥāmil al-mutanaṣṣir”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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