Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Jamāl al-Dīn Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Yūsuf ibn Ibrāhīm al-Shaybānī l-Qifṭī

Date of Birth: 1172

Place of Birth: Qifṭ, Upper Egypt

Date of Death: 1248

Place of Death: Aleppo


Al-Qifṭī spent his early years in Cairo and then Jerusalem. In 1201, following the death of Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn and the disturbances in the city, he moved to Aleppo and continued the studies he had begun years earlier. His evident abilitie…

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

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