Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-shifā’ bi-taʿrīf ḥuqūq al-Muṣṭafā
(808 words)

The cure by acknowledging the rights of the chosen one

Al-Qāḍī ʿIyāḍ

Date: Between about 1110 and 1136

Original Language: Arabic


Al-Shifā’ is recognised as the most authoritative reference of its kind. ʽIyāḍ must have completed it before 1136, when he was made qāḍī of Granada, since by this time he was already teaching it to his students. His goal in writing it was to establish Muḥammad’s precedence over other figures (e.g. saints), and to warn Muslims against unbelief (kufr).


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Serrano Ruano, Delfina , “ Kitāb al-shifā’ bi-taʿrīf ḥuqūq al-Muṣṭafā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2010

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