Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū l-Faraj Jirwajīs ibn Yūḥannā ibn Sahl ibn Ibrāhīm al-Yabrūdī

Date of Birth: Unknown; late 10th c.

Place of Birth: Yabrūd (Syria)

Date of Death: Unknown; perhaps around 1050-60

Place of Death: Damascus


The Syrian Jacobite al-Yabrūdī was an expert in medicine. Born in humble circumstances in Yabrūd, he moved to Damascus to study. He travelled to Baghdad to increase his medical knowledge under the Nes…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “Al-Yabrūdī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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