Al-Jāḥiẓ Date of Birth: c. 776 Place of Birth: Basra Date of Death: 869 Place of Death: Basra
Al-Jāḥiẓ was born and brought up in Basra, and there learnt the Arabic language and literary skills for which he became celebrated. In kalām he was a student of Ibrāhīm al-Naẓẓām, though he did not always agree with his master’s views. Even while still a student in the early 800s, al-Jāḥiẓ wrote works that brought him…
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“Abū ʿUthmān ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Fuqaymī l-Jāḥiẓ”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 24 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23711>