Answer to the 'Question by al-Shaykh Shams al-Dīn al-Bakrī to the Christians'
Yūḥannā ibn ʿĪsā ʿUwaysāt
Original Language: Arabic
Manuscript no. 1495 in the Bibliothèque Orientale in Beirut, on which this description and analysis is based, contains two apologetic and polemical poems that answer a question (suʾāl) posed ‘to the Christians’ by a certain Muslim shaykh, Shams al-Dīn al-Bakrī (in other versions he is given the name al-Dimashqī, ident…