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 Maqāla fī l-iʿtiqād; Maqāla fī l-ʿaqīda
(381 words)

'Treatise on belief'

Buṭrus al-Sadamantī

Date: 12 May 1260

Original Language: Arabic


This treatise, which is like a short catechism, is dedicated to Buṭrus’s friend Anbā Yūsāb, Bishop of Akhmīm. In MS Cairo, Franciscan Centre 741, it is divided into 49 chapters. These cover the being of God, the Trinity, creation and human sin, the Incarnation and crucifixion of Christ, death, resurrection and the end of the world, and Christ’s second coming.


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Awad, Wadi, “ Maqāla fī l-iʿtiqād; Maqāla fī l-ʿaqīda”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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