Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wāḥid ibn ʿAlī al-Wansharīsī

Date of Birth: 1430-1

Place of Birth: Ouarsenis (Wansharīs, Algeria)

Date of Death: 1508

Place of Death: Fez


Al-Wansharīsī was a Mālikī jurist in Tlemcen and Fez, and was considered the leading Mālikī authority of the late 15th century. He was born in the mountain massif of Wansharīs (Ouarsenis or Guanseris in north-western Algeria) and …

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Vidal-Castro, Francisco, “Al-Wansharīsī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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