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 Maqāla mukhtaṣara fī uṣūl al-dīn
(326 words)

Al-tabṣira l-mukhtaṣara

'A concise treatise on the principles of religion', 'The concise instruction'

Al-Muʾtaman ibn al-ʿAssāl

Date: 13 March-13 April 1260

Original Language: Arabic


This booklet, a kind of catechism, is a foretaste of and preparation for Majmūʿ uṣūl al-dīn. It is not a summary, as Graf believed, because in the introduction al-Muʾtaman promises he will write a longer work. He also explains the intention of this shor…

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Awad, Wadi, “ Maqāla mukhtaṣara fī uṣūl al-dīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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