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Ibn al-ʿAṭṭār
(181 words)

Shihāb al-Dīn Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī l-Dunaysirī

Date of Birth: 1345 or before

Place of Birth: Cairo

Date of Death: 1392

Place of Death: Cairo


Ibn al-ʿAṭṭār was known for his literary works, primarily poetry. He first studied the Qur’an and legal thinking, but later in his short life he turned to literature. While the date of his birth is generally given as 1345, Ibn al-ʿImād giv…

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Thomas, David, “Ibn al-ʿAṭṭār”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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