Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʿīd al- Damīrī l-Dīrīnī l-Miṣrī

Date of Birth: 1215

Place of Birth: Dīrīn, western Egypt

Date of Death: 1295 or 1297

Place of Death: Dīrīn


Al-Dīrīnī was known in his native Egypt as a Qur’an commentator, jurist, theologian, historian and preacher. He was also known as an ascetic who wandered from place to place with no fixed abode.

He wrote on a range of subjects, among them tafsīr, law and asceticism.


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Thomas, David, “Al-Dīrīnī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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