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Ibn Barrajān
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Abū l-Ḥakam ʿAbd al-Salām ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad al-Lakhmī l-Ishbīlī

Date of Birth: Between 1058 and 1078

Place of Birth: Unknown; possibly Seville

Date of Death: 1141

Place of Death: Marrakesh


Ibn Barrajān lived in Seville for most of his life. He studied Arabic language and literature, Qurʾan exegesis, arithmetic, geometry and other disciplines of the time. He was known as an ascetic (zāhid), and was a famous Sufi, being …

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “Ibn Barrajān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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