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 Anqaṣä amin
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Anqaṣä amin

‘The gate of the faith’


Date: 1540

Original Language: Ge'ez


ʿƎnbaqom wrote Anqaṣä amin in 1540. The work is essentially a polemical treatise against Islam, which ʿƎnbaqom says he purposely wrote for Imām Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm (c. 1506-43), the leader of a Muslim expansionist movement against the Christian Ethiopian Empire between 1528 and 1543. In the short introduction to the tex…

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Gori, Alessandro, “ Anqaṣä amin”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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