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 Futūḥ al-Ḥabasha
(991 words)

Futūḥ al-ḤabashaTuḥfat al-zamān;, Bahjat al-zamān

‘The conquest of Abyssinia’

Shihab al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Qādir ibn Sālim ibn ʿUthmān

Date: Mid-16th century

Original Language: Arabic


Futūḥ al-Ḥabasha is a historical work in the style of classical Arabic futūḥ, maghāzī and sīra works. The Arabic text was published together with a French translation by René Basset in Algiers in 1897, running to 348 pages.

The work contains no sustained criticisms of Chr…

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Gori, Alessandro, “ Futūḥ al-Ḥabasha”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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