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 Hidāyat al-ḍāllīn (or al-muḍillīn) wa-taqwiyat al-mūʾminīn
(388 words)

‘Guidance for those who are led (or who lead) astray and strengthening for the believers’

ʿAlī Qulī Jadīd al-Islām, António de Jesus

Date: Probably around 1708

Original Language: Latin or Portuguese, translated immediately into Persian


ʿAlī Qulī’s first major work, Hidāyat al-ḍāllīn, originally written in ‘the language of the Franks’ (bi-zabān-i farangī) and then translated into Persian, aims to provide proof for the truth of Islam through the use of Christian scr…

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Tiburcio, Alberto, “ Hidāyat al-ḍāllīn (or al-muḍillīn) wa-taqwiyat al-mūʾminīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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