Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Saʿīd al-Dalāṣī

Date of Birth: 1212

Place of Birth: Būṣīr or Dalāṣ, Upper Egypt

Date of Death: 1296

Place of Death: Cairo


Al-Būṣīrī is best known for the Burda, his celebrated poem in praise of the Prophet Muḥammad, which has claims to be the most famous religious poem in Arabic. He wrote many other poems throughout his life, and attracted dislike as well as admiration for t…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Būṣīrī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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