Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Sharaf al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Muʾmin ibn Khalaf ibn Abī-l-Hasan al-Dimyāṭī

Date of Birth: 1217

Place of Birth: Island of Tūnā near Damietta

Date of Death: 1306

Place of Death: Cairo


Al-Dimyāṭī was known as a leading traditionist in 13th-century Egypt. As a young man he travelled throughout the Middle East in search of traditions, and later settled in Cairo, where he taught at leading institutions.

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Thomas, David, “Al-Dimyāṭī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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