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Dāniyāl al-Suryānī l-Mārdīnī; (= Daniel ibn al-Khaṭṭāb?)
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Daniel al-Mārdīnī

Date of Birth: Possibly 1327

Place of Birth: In or near Mardin

Date of Death: After 1382

Place of Death: Perhaps Mardin


The author of the Kitāb uṣūl al-dīn (‘The fundamentals of religion’) described below was a West-Syrian (‘Jacobite’) monk who, in the MSS of the work, is regularly identified as Dāniyāl (Daniel) ibn al-Khaṭṭāb. Early 20th-century scholarship identified two possibilities for saying more about …

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Dāniyāl al-Suryānī l-Mārdīnī; (= Daniel ibn al-Khaṭṭāb?)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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