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Al-Asʿad ibn al-ʿAssāl
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Al-Asʿad Abū l-Faraj Hibat Allāh ibn al-ʿAssāl

Date of Birth: Unknown; later 12th century

Place of Birth: Miṣr (Old Cairo) or Cairo

Date of Death: Between 1253 and 1259

Place of Death: Miṣr or Cairo


Al-Asʿad Abū l-Faraj Hibat Allāh ibn Abī l-Mufaḍḍal ibn Abī Isḥāq, known as Ibn al-ʿAssāl, was one of the famous ‘Awlād al-ʿAssāl’, four brothers who contributed greatly to the Copto-Arabic literary ‘renaissance’ of the 13th century. He was t…

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Awad, Wadi, “Al-Asʿad ibn al-ʿAssāl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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