Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq Date of Birth: 809 Place of Birth: al-Ḥīra Date of Death: 873 Place of Death: Baghdad
As can be inferred from his nisba, al-ʿIbādī, Ḥunayn’s father belonged to the Arab Christian community of the ʿIbād in the southern Iraqī town of al-Ḥīra, the provincial capital of the Lakhmids. Ḥunayn started the practice of medicine with his father, who was a druggist. He learned Syriac in al-Ḥīra and was ordained deacon (shammās) of the …
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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro,
“Abū Zayd Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʿIbādī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23747>