Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Bakr al-Zuhayrī l-Kātib

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown, before 995

Place of Death: Unknown


This otherwise unknown figure is mentioned by ʿAbd al-Jabbār together with some other authors of dalāʾil al-nubuwwa works in his Tathbīt, which he completed in 995. The fact that he calls al-Zuhayrī a kātib (‘secretary’) suggests he was employed in government service.

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Thomas, David, “Al-Zuhayrī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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