Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā Abū Muḥammad al-Bajalī
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Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Kūfa

Date of Death: 825

Place of Death: Medina


Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā was remembered as an agent and defender of the Shīʿī Imamate against the claims of the Sunnī caliphs and their cohorts; as a secretary for encounters between Imāms and various interlocutors; and as a respected companion of Imāms, particularly ʿAlī l-Riḍā, and ḥadīth transmitter in the Shīʿī tradition. It is primarily the ḥad…

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Bertaina, David, “Ṣafwān ibn Yaḥyā Abū Muḥammad al-Bajalī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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