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 Risāla fī radd man istaḥalla amwāl ahl al-dhimma
(575 words)

‘An epistle in refutation of those who regard it as lawful to seize the properties of the dhimmīs’

Aḥmad ibn Maḥmūd al-Bākirjī

Date: 1721

Original Language: Arabic


This unpublished work (MS Istanbul, Süleymaniye – Reşid Efendi 380) is about six folios long, and is evidently part of a longer book that appears to have been lost. The Risāla starts at fol. 81v, line 30 (beginning with the basmala), and continues to the bottom of fol. 84r, ending with the colophon that includes the…

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Shehata, Mariam M., “ Risāla fī radd man istaḥalla amwāl ahl al-dhimma”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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