Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general online history of relations between the faiths. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. Christian Muslim Relations Online comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.

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Al-῾Udhrī

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Author(s): Penelas, Mayte
Abū l-῾Abbās Aḥmad ibn ῾Umar ibn Anas al-῾Udhrī ibn al-Dalā’ī Date of Birth: 4 September 1003 Place of Birth: Almería Date of Death: December 1085 Place of Death: Almería Biography Born in Almería on 4 September, 1003, al-ʿUdhrī derived his family name from the south Arabian tribe of ῾Udhra, a part of which settled in the village of Dalías (Dalāya) near Almería after the Arab conquest. At the age of 13 he travelled to Mecca, where he stayed almost ten years attending lessons in Hadith and Islamic law given by both local scholars and those who went there on pil…