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Abū l-Faḍl ʿAlī ibn Rabban al-Naṣrānī
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Biography

According to the (now inaccessible) manuscript of his refutation of Islam, Abū l-Faḍl ʿAlī ibn Rabban al-Naṣrānī (‘the Christian’) served as secretary to the great East-Syrian (‘Nestorian’) Catholicos Timothy (q.v.), who was in office from 780 to 823. His name ‘Ibn Rabban’ (‘son of our master’) indicates that his father was a recognized teacher of the community. Landron (Chrétiens et musulmans en Irak, p. 60) has considered the po…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Abū l-Faḍl ʿAlī ibn Rabban al-Naṣrānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23688>
First published online: 2010



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