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Abū Mūsā ʿĪsā ibn Ṣubayḥ al-Murdār
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Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 841

Place of Death: Baghdad


One of the early Baghdad Muʿtazila, al-Murdār was a pupil and supporter of Bishr ibn al-Muʿtamir, so presumably slightly younger than the founder of the school. He was known for his asceticism (he left his wealth to the poor), and was compared among the Muʿtazila to a monk among the Christians.

None of al-Murdār’s 33 works listed by Ibn a…

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Thomas, David, “Abū Mūsā ʿĪsā ibn Ṣubayḥ al-Murdār”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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