Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū al-Fatḥ Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Karīm ibn Aḥmad al-Shahrastānī

Date of Birth: 1086

Place of Birth: Shahristān, northern Khurāsān

Date of Death: November 1153

Place of Death: Shahristān


Al-Shahrastānī was born in a little village on the edge of the Qara Qum desert. There he received his first education, but as a young teenager (before 1100 at the latest) he travelled to Nīshāpūr to continue under …

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Thomas, David, “Al-Shahrastānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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