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Yuḥannā ibn Mīnā
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Biography

Almost nothing is known about Yūḥannā ibn Mīnā, the author of an appendix (or supplement) to the treatise Kayfiyyat idrāk ḥaqīqat al-diyāna, ‘How to discern the truth of a religion’, by the 9th-century translator and author Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq (q.v.). Yūḥannā was probably a Copt: ‘Mīnā’ is a common name among the Copts, and the appendix was known to Coptic Orthodox writers, e.g. al-Shams ibn Kabar (d. 1324). 

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Yuḥannā ibn Mīnā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24995>
First published online: 2010



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