Al-Iskāfī Date of Birth: Unknown, probably mid-8th c. Place of Birth: Iskāf Date of Death: 854 Place of Death: Baghdad
Al-Iskāfī’s name goes back to the town of Iskāf, between Baghdad and Wāsiṭ. His family originated in Samarqand. He was a Baghdad Muʿtazilī, and a follower of Jaʿfar ibn Ḥarb (d. 850), who encouraged him in his studies contrary to his parents’ wishes. He was greatly admired…
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“Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn ʿAbdallāh al-Iskāfī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23686>