Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn al-Khaṭīb
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Lisān al-Dīn ibn al-Khaṭīb Muḥammad ibnʿ Abd Allāh ibn Saʿīd ibn ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad al-Salmānī

Date of Birth: 1313

Place of Birth: Loja, Spain

Date of Death: 1374

Place of Death: Fes, Morocco


Born into a wealthy and politically influential family, Ibn al-Khaṭīb was brought up in the sultan’s court. He was chiefly active in Granada during the rule of Muḥammad V (1354-59, 1362-91). Riḍwān, the chief general …

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Al-Jallad, Nader, “Ibn al-Khaṭīb”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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