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Ibn al-Qusṭāl
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Abū Yāsir ibn Abī Saʿd ibn al-Qusṭāl

Date of Birth: Approximately 1120-30

Place of Birth: Unknown, possibly in the region south of Old Cairo

Date of Death: 31 July 1204

Place of Death: Ṭurā (south of Old Cairo)


The notices about Abū Yāsir ibn Abī Saʿd ibn al-Qusṭāl in the History of the churches and monasteries (q.v.) allow us to see him as a well-to-do but controversial Coptic priest in the second half of the 12th century. The son of a priest…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Ibn al-Qusṭāl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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