Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Al-Qaffāl al-Shāshī
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Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn Ismāʿīl al-Qaffāl al-Kabīr al-Shāshī

Date of Birth: 903-4

Place of Birth: Tashkent (Shāsh)

Date of Death: August 976

Place of Death: Tashkent


Abū Bakr al-Qaffāl was regarded as one of the leading exponents of Shāfiʿī jurisprudence of his day, and was known for his erudition in a range of scholarly disciplines. He travelled widely from his native Shāsh in search of kn…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Qaffāl al-Shāshī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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