Islamochristiana 36 (2010) 187–212
SUMMARY: Presentation of Taqī al–dīn Aḥmad ibn Taymiyya‘s Al–risāla al–qubruṣiyya, a letter written to a crusader baron in Cyprus, probably John II of Giblet, sometime between early 1303 and mid–1304. In his letter – to which Ibn Taymiyya appends a long exposition on religious history with a view to convincing his interlocutor of the supremacy of Islam over other religions of the book –, the famous Ḥanbalite jurist requests humanitarian treatment for the Muslim captives in John‘s power while they await ransom.
Titre original : “Corresponding across Religious Borders. The Letter of Ibn Taymiyya to a Crusader in Cyprus”
Présentation de la lettre, Al-risāla al-qubruṣiyya, de Taqī al-dīn Aḥmad ibn Taymiyya, écrite entre 1303 et 1304, à un croisé, baron en Chypre, probablement Jean II de Giblet. Dans sa lettre – à laquelle Ibn Taymiyya ajoute une longue exposition sur l‘histoire religieuse avec l‘intention de convaincre son interlocuteur de la suprématie de l‘Islam sur les autres religions du Livre –, le fameux juriste Ḥanbalite demande que les musulmans, en captivité sous le pouvoir de Jean, soient traités humainement en attendant une rançon.
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