Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn Jamāʿa
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Badr al-Dīn Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Jamāʿa

Date of Birth: 1241

Place of Birth: Ḥamā, Syria

Date of Death: 1333

Place of Death: Cairo


Ibn Jamāʿa was one of the most distinguished Shāfiʿī jurists of his time. He served as chief qāḍī in both Damascus and Cairo, and established his family as a leading power in legal circles in Mamluk society.

He distinguished himself so much as a scholar that in mid-life he was appointed imām of the al-Aqṣā mos…

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

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