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Al-Muʾtaman ibn al-ʿAssāl
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Al-Muʾtaman Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn al-ʿAssāl

Date of Birth: Unknown; first quarter of the 13th century

Place of Birth: Cairo

Date of Death: Between 1270 and 1286

Place of Death: Cairo


Al-Muʾtaman Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn al-ʿAssāl was half-brother to al-Ṣafī (q.v.) and al-Asʿad, and evidently a son of his father’s second marriage. He was a married priest in the Coptic Church. He received news of his wife…

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Awad, Wadi, “Al-Muʾtaman ibn al-ʿAssāl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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