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Abū l-Mundhir Hishām ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Sāʾib al-Kalbī
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Ibn al-Kalbī

Date of Birth: Approx. 737

Place of Birth: Kūfa

Date of Death: 819 or 821

Place of Death: Kūfa


Ibn al-Kalbī prided himself on being a student of his own father, Muḥammad ibn al-Sāʾib ibn Bishr al-Kalbī. Since the latter died in 763, and his son must have studied with him long enough to assimilate all the knowledge he attributes to his father, a reasonable date of birth for Ibn …

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Thomas, David, “Abū l-Mundhir Hishām ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Sāʾib al-Kalbī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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