Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn ʿUmar ibn Muḥammad al-Ṭamīmī l-Māzarī

Date of Birth: Probably 1061

Place of Birth: Unknown; though it has been convincingly argued that it was in Ifrīqiya

Date of Death: 1141

Place of Death: Al-Mahdiyya, modern Tunisia


Despite his laqab, which refers to the town of Māzar on the southern coast of Sicily, it seems al-Māzarī was born in Ifrīqiya to a father who had emigrated from…

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

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