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Abū l-Ghayth al-Qashshāsh
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Abū l-Ghayth [Ghālib] ibn Muḥammad al-Qashshāsh

Date of Birth: 1550/1

Place of Birth: Tunisia

Date of Death: 15 February 1622

Place of Death: Tunisia


Al-Qashshāsh belonged to a highly-respected Tunisian household. He was educated in the religious sciences, but did not pursue a career in teaching and writing, rather devoting himself to spiritual, social and political work. After two failed marr…

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Moustafa, Mohamed A., “Abū l-Ghayth al-Qashshāsh”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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