A Muslim Theologian’s Response to Christianity: Ibn Taymiyya’s al-Jawab al-sahih
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CONTENTS – A Muslim Theologian’s Response to Christianity

Foreword vii

PART ONE: TIIE TIIEOLOGY OF IBN TAYMIYYA AND HIS CRITIQUE OF CHRISTIANITY

Introduction 1

  1. The polemic against wabdat al-wujud 5
  2. The polemic against the philosophers 15
  3. The polemic against the Sufis 24
  4. The polemic against the speculative theologians 40
  5. The polemic against the Shi’a 56
  6. Ibn Taymiyya’s polemical writings against Christianity 68
  7. Paul of Antioch’s challenge to Islam 87
  8. lbn Taymiyya’s argumentation against Christianity in Al- 99

Jawab al-Sahib

PART TWO: A TRANSLATION OF ALJAWAB AL-SAHIB LI-MAN BADDAL DIN AL-MASIH

  • TIIE UNNERSAL NATURE OF MUHAMMAD’S PROPHETIIOOD
    • Foreword: The purpose of writing AlJawab al-Sahib 13 7
    • The Nature of prophethood 146
    • Qur’anic testimony for the universality of the 164

prophethood of Muhammad

  • Signs of the prophethood of Muhammad 173
    • Implications of denying Muhammad’s prophetic call 181
    • God’s treatment of those in error 192
    • Causes of error among Christians and those like them 198

TAHRIF: TIIE CORRUPTION OF THE SCRIPTURE

  • Corruption of Scripture before the time of ?.l 0 Muhammad
    • Corruption of Scripture after the time of Muhammad 220

C. Extent of corruption in the Bible 231

D. Claims of Qur’anic approval for Christianity 240

  1. TRINITARIAN QUESTIONS
    1. Philosophical explanation of Trinity 255
    1. The divine hypostases 266
    1. The incarnation of the divine word in Christ 279
    1. Hulul: Indwelling of God in Christ 288
    1. Qur’anic teaching about Jesus 303
    1. Ittibad: Union of God with a creature 312

IV: FINAL QUESTIONS

  • The compatibility of rational and revealed knowledge 325
  • Adequacy of philosophical or prophetic language 337

for discussing the nature of God

  • Superiority and necessity of Islam 350

Appendix: The relationship of AlJawab al-Sahib to Takhjil 370

Ahl al-Injil

List of Abbreviations 382

Bibliography 439

Glossary 455

Index 461

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