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Prayer for al-Maʾmūn

Theodore Abū Qurra

Date: Late 8th or early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


This rather curious piece is a short prayer, in rhymed prose, for the Caliph al-Maʾmūn, asking God to grant him wisdom and protection.


If this work is actually by Theodore, one wonders if it might not originally have been the preface or conclusion to a larger work, now lost.


MS Sinai - Ar. 447, fols 181v-182v (13th c.)

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Lamoreaux, John C., “ Untitled”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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