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ʿAlī ibn ʿĪsā al-Jarrāḥ
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Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn ʿĪsā ibn Dāwūd ibn al-Jarrāḥ

Date of Birth: 11 August 859

Place of Birth: Unknown, possible Dayr Qunnā, south-east of Baghdad

Date of Death: 1 August 946

Place of Death: Dayr Qunnā or Baghdad


ʿAbd al-Jabbār (Tathbīt dalā’il al-nubuwwa, ed. ʿA.-K. ʿUthmān, 2 vols, Beirut, 1966, p. 343) names the author of a reply to a letter from the Byzantine emperor as ʿĪsā ibn Dāwūd ibn al-Jarrāḥ. This wo…

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Thomas, David, “ʿAlī ibn ʿĪsā al-Jarrāḥ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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