Ibn al-Layth Date of Birth: 1st half of 8th c. Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: c. 819 Place of Death: Unknown, possibly Kūfa
Ibn al-Layth is called by Ibn al-Nadīm an ‘orator’ (khaṭīb), ‘jurist’ (faqīh), apologist/theologian (mutakallim), ‘epistolographer’ (mutarassil), and ‘secretary’ (kātib). According to one of Ibn al-Nadīm’s sources, he was of Persian background, ultimately a descendent of king Darius…
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“Abū l-Rabīʿ Muḥammad ibn al-Layth”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23545>