Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī
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Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿUmar ibn al-Ḥusayn

Date of Birth: 1149 or 50

Place of Birth: Rayy, Iran

Date of Death: 1209

Place of Death: Herāt, Afghanistan


Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿUmar, known as Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī, was born in 1149 at Rayy in northern Persia. Until he was 16 he studied with his father, a scholar and preacher in Rayy, who educated al-Rāzī in the Ashʿarī school of theology an…

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Iskenderoglu, Muammer, “Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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