Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Ḥātim al-Rāzī
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Abū Ḥātim Aḥmad ibn Ḥamdān al-Rāzī

Date of Birth: Unknown, mid-9th century

Place of Birth: District of Bashāwūy near Rayy

Date of Death: 934

Place of Death: Āzarbāyjān


Abū Ḥātim was an Ismāʿīlī, and spent his life working for the Ismaʿīlī missionary cause. He was first lieutenant to the dāʿī who led the missionary activity in Rayy, and later succeeded as the leading dāʿī of the region himself. He claimed to be the khalīfa of the hidden Imām,…

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Nomoto and David Thomas, Shin, “Abū Ḥātim al-Rāzī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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