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Ibn al-ʿArabī
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Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn ʿAbdallāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbdallāh al-Maʿāfirī

Date of Birth: 31 March 1076

Place of Birth: Seville

Date of Death: 1147-48; 1148-49; 22 July 1148

Place of Death: Magīla or Ra’s al-Mā’, Morocco


Abū Bakr ibn al-ʿArabī was the son of Abū Muḥammad ibn al-ʿArabī, a courtier in Seville of the Banū ʿAbbād, rulers of one of the most important of the taifa kingdoms. When he was 17, with the…

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El Hour, Rachid, “Ibn al-ʿArabī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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