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al-Milal wa-l-niḥal


Date of creation
  • Before 526   Hegirian
    Before 1131   Gregorian
Preferred title

al-Milal wa-l-niḥal   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme

الملل والنحل   Arabic  

Variant title expression
  •   Arabic  
  • Muslim sects and divisions   English  
Work type Single work
Religious work Religious work
Work manifested Early work
Work genre Textual work

Adult, serious

Nature of content

فرق وأديان

Nature of content

Sects and creeds


الكتاب عبارة عن مقالات أهل العلم من أرباب الديانات والملل وأهل اﻷهواء والنحل، وقد حكى المؤلف اﻵراء والمقالات مجردة عن مصادرها في معظم ما ذكره. وقد وضع خمس مقدمات لكتابه ثم شرع في ذكر الديانات والملل وأهل الأهواء والنحل، فمن جملة ما ذكر فرق المعتزلة وفرق الجبرية، وفرق الخوارج وفرق المرجئة وفرق الشيعة وفرق اليهود والنصارى والمجوس والصائبة وحكماء الفلاسفة وأقوال ابن سينا في الطبيعيات.


The author illustrates the sayings and beliefs of all sects and creeds. It is a non-polemical study of religious communities and philosophies that had existed up to his time, considered to be the first systematic study of religion. It divides religions between sects, which have written doctrines, and creeds which do not.The author does not always mention his book references. Among those he mentioned are Muʿtazalā, Ǧabriyyā, Ḥawāriǧ, Murjites, Jews, Christians,Magi, Sabians, philosophers, and Physics according to Ibn Sīnā.


VIAF uncertain


Diamond   W 51173

Created at 07-11-2013 by migration (IDEO)

Updated at 03-01-2022 by Amr Zakariya (IDEO)

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