Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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The Life of the hegumenos Abraʾām al-Fānī
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Nothing is known about the author of the Life of the hegumenos Abraʾām (al-qummuṣ Ibrāhīm) al-Fānī other than what can be deduced from the text itself, in which the author speaks as a Coptic monk addressing other monks of the Monastery of St Antony, on the occasion of the commemoration of Abraʾām’s departure from the monastery to Minyat Banī Khaṣīb. There he died shortly afterwards, on 5 November 1396, and was buried.

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N. Swanson, Mark, “The Life of the hegumenos Abraʾām al-Fānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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