Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Naṣr al-Jayhānī

Date of Birth: Unknown, probably early 9th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: After 978

Place of Death: Unknown


Ibn al-Nadīm (Fihrist, p. 153) identifies this author as a secretary and vizier to the ruler of Khurāsān. There were three Sāmānid viziers surnamed al-Jayhānī in the 10th century, of whom this might be Abū ʿAbdallāh Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Naṣr, who lo…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Jayhānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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