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ʿAbdallāh al-Asīr
(380 words)

ʿAbdallāh the captive

Date of Birth: Unknown; possibly early 13th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; possibly late 13th century

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly France


The figure of ʿAbdallāh al-Asīr is only known from a few references in the Kitāb miftāḥ al-dīn of the Tunisian scholar Abū l-Qasim Muḥammad ibn Sirāj al-Qaysī (q.v.), written about 1308. Al-Qaysī was taken captive by Christians…

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Thomas, David, “ʿAbdallāh al-Asīr”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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