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 Qingzhen Zhinan
(362 words)

‘Compass to Islam’‘Guide to Islam’

Ma Zhu

Date: 1683

Original Language: Chinese


Qingzhen Zhinan consists of ten volumes, covering a total of 439 pages in the 1988 edition, of which only one (p. 259) addresses the topic of Christian-Muslim relations. In this work, Ma Zhu emphasises the common ground between Confucianism and Islam, contending that the Islamic faith is compatible with Confucianism, and that the two mutually compl…

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Ho, Wai Yip, “ Qingzhen Zhinan”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>

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