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Abū ʿAmr Ḍirār ibn ʿAmr al-Ghaṭafānī l-Kūfī
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Ḍirār ibn ʿAmr

Date of Birth: unknown, c. 730

Place of Birth: possibly Kūfa

Date of Death: unknown, c. 800

Place of Death: possibly Basra


Ḍirār does not figure prominently in biographical works, and little is known for certain about his life. He is associated with scholars who flourished in the late 8th century and is identified among the participants in a debate before Yaḥyā l-Barmakī in the reign of Hārūn al-Rashīd. Hi…

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Thomas, David, “Abū ʿAmr Ḍirār ibn ʿAmr al-Ghaṭafānī l-Kūfī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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