Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Dimashqī
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Shams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Abī Ṭālib al- Anṣārī l-Dimashqī, Shaykh al-Rabwa

Date of Birth: 1256

Place of Birth: Ṣafad, near Damascus

Date of Death: 1327

Place of Death: Ṣafad


Ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Dimashqī was known in his time for the breadth of his interests. Born near Damascus, he appears to have remained in his native locality for most of his life, serving as imām at al-Rabwa, and rising to become a local celebrity.

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Thomas, David, “Ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Dimashqī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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