Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Qaḥṭabī

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Before 940

Place of Death: Unknown


The author of a refutation of Christianity that is virtually unknown is himself almost completely unknown. Ibn al-Nadīm links an al-Qaḥṭabī with a certain Ibn al-Baṭrīq, saying that the latter translated a work of the Greek physician Alexander of Tralles for him (Fihrist, p. 352), and he also lists the Chri…

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

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