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 Sīrat Ibn al-Abaḥ
(1,467 words)

Khabar bunyān al-kanīsatayn al-mukarramatayn Barbāra wa-Abū Sirja

‘The biography of Ibn al-Abaḥ’‘Account of the construction of the two honourable churches of Barbara and Sergius’

Sīrat ibn al-Abaḥ

Date: Before 1629

Original Language: Arabic


Nothing is known about the author of this anonymous work. However, the text suggests Coptic authorship. It relates the construction of two churches in Old Cairo, St Barbara and St Sergius, ascribing this unde…

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Faragalla, Joseph, “ Sīrat Ibn al-Abaḥ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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