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‘Alī l-Munayyar al-Shāfi‘ī
(590 words)

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Egypt

Date of Death: Unknown; possibly after 1683/4

Place of Death: Egypt


The scant information available about ʿAlī l-Munayyar al-Shāfiʿī is all contained in the unedited portions of his polemical text Tafhīm al-jāhilīn in the Cambridge manuscript. Brockelmann (Geschichte der arabischen Literatur, Supp. 2, p. 975) mentions al-Munayyar as the author of responsa on legal problems, but add…

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Said, Yazid, “‘Alī l-Munayyar al-Shāfi‘ī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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