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Abū ʿAmr (Abū Yaḥyā) Ḥafṣ al-Fard
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Ḥafṣ al-Fard

Date of Birth: Unknown, mid-8th c.

Place of Birth: Possibly Egypt

Date of Death: Unknown, mid-9th c.

Place of Death: Possibly Egypt


Ḥafṣ al-Fard was probably born in Egypt, and is linked with Egypt at certain points in his life. He traveled to Iraq as a young man, and studied in Basra under Abū l-Hudhayl al-ʿAllāf (d. between 840 and 850) (q.v.) and others. He also became known to…

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Thomas, David, “Abū ʿAmr (Abū Yaḥyā) Ḥafṣ al-Fard”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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