Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Al-Khaṭīb al-Iskandarī
(219 words)

Burhān al-Dīn Abū l-Faḍā’il Jaʿfar ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn ʿAbd al-Qawī l-Khaṭīb al-Iskandarī

Date of Birth: Mid or late 12th century

Place of Birth: Presumably Egypt

Date of Death: Uncertain; mid-13th century

Place of Death: Presumably Cairo


Nothing is known about this author apart from the little he reveals in his refutation of Christianity. He says that he wrote the work at the prompting of the Ayyūbid S…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Khaṭīb al-Iskandarī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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