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Abū l-Qāsim al-Balkhī
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Abū l-Qāsim ʿAbdallāh ibn Aḥmad ibn Maḥmūd al-Balkhī, al-Kaʿbī

Date of Birth: Mid-9th century

Place of Birth: Balkh

Date of Death: 931

Place of Death: Balkh

Biography

Born in Balkh in Khurāsān, al-Balkhī traced his ancestry back to the tribe of Kaʿb. He studied in Baghdad under the grammarian Mubarrad (d. 898) and the Muʿtazilī Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Khayyāṭ (d. 913), and remained in the capital long enough to a…

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Thomas, David, “Abū l-Qāsim al-Balkhī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_22219>
First published online: 2010



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