Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Al-Shābushtī
(352 words)

Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Shābushtī (or Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq)

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Probably Iraq

Date of Death: 999 or 1008

Place of Death: Cairo

Biography

Al-Shābushtī is said to have descended from a Daylamī family in the service of the Būyids. All that is known with certainty of his life before he became the librarian of the Fatimid Caliph al-ʿAzīz (r. 975-96) is that he…

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Kilpatrick, Hilary, “Al-Shābushtī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23243>
First published online: 2010



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