Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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ʿAlī ibn Ṭāhir al-Sulamī
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Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Ṭāhir ibn Jaʿfar ibn ʿAbdallāh al-Qaysī al-Sulamī al-Naḥwī

Date of Birth: 1039 or 1040

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 19 November 1106

Place of Death: Unknown


Al-Sulamī is an obscure figure, and what little we know about him comes from only four short entries in biographical dictionaries. He was a teacher of grammar in the Great Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, where he had a ḥalqa (circle of students), upon whom h…

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Christie, Niall, “ʿAlī ibn Ṭāhir al-Sulamī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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