Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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ʿAfīf ibn al-Makīn ibn Muʾammal
(431 words)


Nothing is known about the author of a ‘concise treatise inclusive of the Christian denominations’ in 15 chapters, apart from what can be gathered from the text itself. That he was remembered as a scholar and person of considerable standing in his community may be seen from the way the text identifies him: ‘al-shaykh al-raʾīs al-fāḍil al-faylasūf wa-l-ʿālim  … ʿAfīf ibn al-shaykh al-Makīn ibn Muʾammal’. That he was a Melkite Christi…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ʿAfīf ibn al-Makīn ibn Muʾammal”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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