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 Iqāmat al-ḥujja al-bāhira ʿalā hadm kanāʾis Miṣr wa-l-Qāhira
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‘Presenting the incontrovertible argument on [the obligation of] demolishing churches in the ancient capital [of al-Fusṭāṭ] and Cairo’

Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Munʿim ibn Yūsuf ibn Ṣiyām al-Damanhūrī

Date: December 1738/January 1739

Original Language: Arabic


Al-Damanhūrī wrote this treatise in response to a question raised by some Muslims about the legal ruling on Christians building new churches or maintaining and renovating old ones in the old capital …

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Fawzy Abdelhay, Muhammad, “ Iqāmat al-ḥujja al-bāhira ʿalā hadm kanāʾis Miṣr wa-l-Qāhira”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>

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