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 Kitāb al-ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm
(164 words)

‘The book of the straight way’

Buṭrus al-Mārūnī al-Lādhiqī

Date: Possibly 1742

Original Language: Arabic


According to Paul Sbath, the work contains a ‘demonstration of Christianity and refutation of Islam’, and consists of two parts. Sbath found the only known copy of the work in the possession of the heirs of the Greek Catholic merchant Rizqallāh Bāsīl in Aleppo. The manuscript must now be regarded as lost.


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Walbiner, Carsten, “ Kitāb al-ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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