Abū Bakr ʿAbdallāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿUbayd ibn Abī l-Dunyā
Ibn Abī l-Dunyā Date of Birth: 823 Place of Birth: Baghdad Date of Death: 894-95 Place of Death: Baghdad
Ibn Abī l-Dunyā was known as a literary scholar and ascetic. He was tutor to the future caliphs al-Muʿtaḍid (r. 892-902) and al-Muqtafī (r. 902-908) as well as other ʿAbbasid princes, and was known for his pious life. He spoke out strongly in favor of upright living and against what he saw as moral evils.
He is credited with more than 100…
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“Abū Bakr ʿAbdallāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿUbayd ibn Abī l-Dunyā”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
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