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ʿAbd al-Kāfī ibn Abī Yaʿqūb
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Abū ʿAmmār ʿAbd al-Kāfī ibn Abī Yaʿqūb Yūsuf ibn Ismāʿīl ibn Yūsuf ibn Muḥammad al-Tanāwutī al-Wārglānī

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Tanāwut near Wārglān (Ouargla in present-day Algeria)

Date of Death: Unknown; before 1174

Place of Death: Wārglān


ʿAbd al-Kāfī ibn Abī Yaʿqūb was born in a village of the Sahara oasis of Wārglān sometime in the later 11th or early 12th century. He studied there before moving to Tunis, where …

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Thomas, David, “ʿAbd al-Kāfī ibn Abī Yaʿqūb”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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