Nothing is known about ʿAmmār’s personal circumstances except that he was associated with the city of Basra and with the East-Syrian Christian community. One datable note about him comes from the Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm, which mentions that Abū l-Hudhayl al-ʿAllāf (q.v.) wrote ‘a book against ʿAmmār the Christian in refutation of the Christians’, which is overwhelmingly likely to be against him. Sinc…
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“ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
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