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Abū ʿUthmān ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Fuqaymī l-Jāḥiẓ
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Date of Birth: c. 776

Place of Birth: Basra

Date of Death: 869

Place of Death: Basra


Al-Jāḥiẓ was born and brought up in Basra, and there learnt the Arabic language and literary skills for which he became celebrated. In kalām he was a student of Ibrāhīm al-Naẓẓām, though he did not always agree with his master’s views. Even while still a student in the early 800s, al-Jāḥiẓ wrote works that brought him…

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Thomas, David, “Abū ʿUthmān ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Fuqaymī l-Jāḥiẓ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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