Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Al-Nāshiʾ al-Akbar
(351 words)

Abū l-ʿAbbas ʿAbdallāh ibn Muḥammad al-Anbārī, Ibn Shirshīr

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Anbār, near Baghdad

Date of Death: 906

Place of Death: Egypt


Little is known about al-Nāshiʾ al-Akbar’s life, except that he lived in Baghdad until about 893 and was employed as a government official, and that he moved to Egypt, where he remained until his death.

Al-Nāshiʾ was remembered for his singular theological views about God’…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Nāshiʾ al-Akbar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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