Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Zakariyyā Yaḥyā ibn Ibrāhīm ibn ʿUmar al-Raqilī

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably mid-14th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 1405

Place of Death: Unknown


Little is known about Abū Zakariyyā Yaḥyā l-Raqilī, whose laqab is also given as al-Raqīlī and al-Rāqilī. He came either from Spain or Morocco, and probably not long before 1360 converted from Judaism to Islam. In typical manner, he then …

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

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