Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī
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Abū l-Ḥusayn was an East Syrian (‘Nestorian’) philosopher and physician, and a disciple of Abū l-Faraj ibn al-Ṭayyib (q.v.). He wrote an apologetic work in which he refuted some mashāyikh and Mu‘tazila (see below).

[Note: Further study will probably confirm that this Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī, who has presumably been thought to be a Christian because he is quoted as opposing certain Muʿtazilī and other Musl…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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