Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Manṣūr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Maḥmūd al-Māturīdī

Date of Birth: Unknown, about 870

Place of Birth: Māturīd, Samarkand

Date of Death: 944

Place of Death: Samarkand


Little is known about al-Māturīdī’s life, except that he was active in Samarkand in the first part of the 10th century, and that his distinctive teachings attracted a large following of students. He gave his name to one of the main Sunnī schools of…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Māturīdī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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