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Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī
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Abū l-Faraj ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn al-Haytham al-Umawī al-Iṣbahānī (al-Iṣfahānī)

Date of Birth: 897

Place of Birth: Probably Baghdad

Date of Death: About 973-74

Place of Death: Probably Baghdad or Basra


A man of letters, historian, musicologist and poet, Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī (both al-Iṣbahānī and al-Iṣfahānī are found in the sources) was a descendant of the Umayyads and belonged…

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Kilpatrick, Hilary, “Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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