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 Al-miṣbāḥ al-muḍī li-man yashāʾ an yastaḍī
(1,143 words)

‘The lamp of enlightenment for him who desires to be enlightened’

Stephanus Achilli; Stephanus Achilles

Date: 1746

Original Language: Arabic


Akīllī finished this work at the Maronite College in Rome in 1746, and donated the manuscript containing it, MS Vat - Syr 430, to the college shortly before returning to the East as a missionary. The title is given in the preface: Al-miṣbāḥ al-muḍī li-man yashāʾ an yastaḍī. (This dialect form of spelling omits the final hamza in the words muḍīʾ and yastaḍ…

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Moukarzel, Joseph, “ Al-miṣbāḥ al-muḍī li-man yashāʾ an yastaḍī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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