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ʿAbd al-Ṣamad al-Palimbānī
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Date of Birth: Around 1704

Place of Birth: Palembang, Sumatra

Date of Death: Around 1789

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly Arabia


ʿAbd al-Ṣamad al-Palimbānī was born in Palembang, Sumatra, to a father who had migrated from Yemen and who was initially a local teacher of Islam before taking up the position of mufti in Kedah, Malaya. As a young man, ʿAbd al-Ṣamad retraced his family’s footstep…

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Riddell, Peter G., “ʿAbd al-Ṣamad al-Palimbānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>

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