Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Sulaymān al-Ghazzī
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Sulaymān ibn Ḥasan [or ibn Baṣīlā] al-Ghazzī

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably about 940

Place of Birth: Unknown; possibly Gaza or elsewhere in Palestine

Date of Death: Unknown; after 1027

Place of Death: Palestine; possibly Gaza


Sulaymān al-Ghazzī, a Melkite bishop in Palestine during the end of the 10th and beginning of the 11th centuries, is the first Arab poet whose dīwān deals exclusively  with Christian concerns. There are n…

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Noble, Samuel, “Sulaymān al-Ghazzī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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