Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Zayd (or Yazīd) al-Wāsiṭī

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably mid 9th century

Place of Birth: Wāsiṭ

Date of Death: 918-19

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly al-Faṣīl


Almost nothing is known about al-Wāsiṭī apart from the information given by Ibn al-Nadīm, who identifies him as a student and relative of the leading Basran Muʿtazilī Abū ʿAlī l-Jubbāʾī (q.v.), dying four years af…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Wāsiṭī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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