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Ṣāliḥ ibn Saʿīd al-Masīḥī; Christodoulos (monastic name)
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Ṣāliḥ ibn Saʿīd al-Masīḥī

Date of Birth: About 980

Place of Birth: Jerusalem

Date of Death: Unknown; about 1050

Place of Death: Probably Mount Sinai


Ṣāliḥ ibn Saʿīd’s life can be reconstructed as follows. He was born into a Melkite Christian family in Jerusalem, perhaps in about 980, and moved to Egypt at the age of nine when his father became a Fatimid civil servant (fī khidma maʿa l-salāṭīn). During al-Ḥākim’s persecution of non-Musli…

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Treiger, Alexander, “Ṣāliḥ ibn Saʿīd al-Masīḥī; Christodoulos (monastic name)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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