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Al-Ṣafī ibn al-ʿAssāl
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Al-Ṣafī Abū l-Faḍāʾil Mājid ibn al-ʿAssāl

Date of Birth: Unknown; second half of the 12th century

Place of Birth: Cairo

Date of Death: Most likely between 1253 and 1275

Place of Death: Cairo


Al-Ṣafī ibn al-ʿAssāl was from a rich and famous family from Miṣr (Old Cairo) (and not from Sadamant [Beni Suef] as many scholars believe). Al-Ṣafī’s father's first wife died and he  remarried. Al-Ṣafī was probably…

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Awad, Wadi, “Al-Ṣafī 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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