Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Kindī
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Date of Birth: c. 800

Place of Birth: Kūfa or Basra

Date of Death: c. 870

Place of Death: Baghdad


Al-Kindī traced his ancestry back to the Kinda tribe of Arabia and a Companion of the Prophet Muḥammad. Although born in the south of Iraq - his father was governor of Kūfa - he was educated in Baghdad, and entered the caliphal service while still young. He rose to prominence under al-…

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Thomas, David, “Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Kindī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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