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Ibn Jazla
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Abū ʿAlī Yaḥyā ibn ʿĪsā ibn ʿAlī ibn Jazla

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Baghdad

Date of Death: June 1100

Place of Death: Baghdad


Like a number of other individuals in similar circumstances, Ibn Jazla was a Christian doctor practicing in Islamic society who converted to Islam and then wrote a refutation of his former faith. In this he followed the well-known ʿAlī l-Ṭabarī (q.v.) in the 9th century, and preceded Naṣr ibn Yaḥyā (q…

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

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