Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū l-Maʿālī
(200 words)

Abū l-Maʿālī Muḥammad ibn ʿUbayd Allāh

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably mid-11th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; probably Iran or further east

Date of Death: Unknown; probably early 12th century

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly Ghazna


What little we know of Abū l-Maʿālī is gained from snippets in the introduction to his Bayān al-adyān, as there is no mention of him in biographical or bibliographical dictionaries. He see…

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Mallett, Alex, “Abū l-Maʿālī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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