Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn al-Qūṭiyya
(367 words)

Muḥammad ibn ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Ibrāhīm ibn ʿĪsā ibn Muzāḥim

Date of Birth: After 900

Place of Birth: Unknown; possibly Cordova

Date of Death: 977

Place of Death: Cordova


As is indicated by his laqab, ‘son of the Goth’, Ibn al-Qūṭiyya came from a noble Visigothic family of Seville. He himself says that he was descended from the Visigothic King Witiza. He was educated in Seville and Cordova by som…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “Ibn al-Qūṭiyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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