Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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ʿImād al-Dīn al-Asnawī
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ʿImād al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Asnawī

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Asna (Isna) south of Luxor

Date of Death: 1374-75

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly Cairo


Little is known about al-Asnawī (his name is also vocalized as al-Isnawī), except that he was a Shāfiʿī jurist and also a grammarian. Ḥajjī Khalīfa records that he wrote critical editions of earlier works on…

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Thomas, David, “ʿImād al-Dīn al-Asnawī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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