Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū ʿAlī ʿUmar ibn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad

Date of Birth: Unknown; mid-13th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; North Africa

Date of Death: 1317

Place of Death: Tunis


Al-Sakūnī was a Mālikī jurist and theologian who was active in the Maghreb. He lived for much of his life in Tunis, where he probably died.

He was known for a work on the Muʿtazilī Qur’an commentary of al-Zamakhsharī, and other works on orthodox Muslim belief.

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

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