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Ibn Ẓafar
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Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Abī Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Ẓafar Ḥujjat al-Dīn al-Ṣiqillī al-Makkī

Date of Birth: May 1104

Place of Birth: Sicily

Date of Death: 1172 or soon after, but not later than 1202

Place of Death: Hama


According to the majority of biographers, Ibn Ẓafar was born in Sicily under Norman rule but grew up in Mecca, though some authors identify Mecca as his birthplace (al-Fāsī, Al-ʿiqd, p. 345; Ibn Ḥajar, Lisān al-mīzān, p. 3…

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Demiri, Lejla, “Ibn Ẓafar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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