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ʿAbd al-Ra⁠ʾūf al-Singkilī
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ʿAbd al-Raʾūf ibn ʿAlī l-Jāwī l-Fanṣūrī l-Singkilī

Date of Birth: Approximately 1615

Place of Birth: Singkel, Sumatra

Date of Death: Approximately 1693

Place of Death: Kota Aceh


Little can be said about the first two decades of the life of ʿAbd al-Raʾūf. His full name points to a likely place of birth on the west coast of Sumatra in the town of Singkel. He would have grown up in the years of asce…

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Riddell, Peter, “ʿAbd al-Ra⁠ʾūf al-Singkilī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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