Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Qādir ibn ʿAbdallāh

Date of Birth: 1141

Place of Birth: Al-Ruhā (Edessa)

Date of Death: 1215

Place of Death: Ḥarrān


Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Ruhāwī would have known about Christianity from his earliest years, and may well have known some Christians closely. His home town of al-Ruhā had retained a substantial Christian population through all the centuries of Muslim ru…

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

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