Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Shihāb al-Dīn Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Idrīs al-Ṣanhājī

Date of Birth: 1228

Place of Birth: Bahfashīm, Egypt

Date of Death: 1285

Place of Death: Cairo


Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad al-Qarāfī was born in Upper Egypt, from Berber origins. He received his first education in his native village, then moved to Cairo at the age of 15, acquiring the name al-Qarāfī from the al-Qarāfa district where he lived. He rose…

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

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