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Ibn ʿAsākir
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Abū l-Qāsim ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥasan ibn Hibat Allāh Ibn ʿAsākir

Date of Birth: 13 September 1105

Place of Birth: Damascus

Date of Death: 25 January 1176

Place of Death: Damascus


Abū l-Qāsim ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥasan Ibn ʿAsākir is the most notable figure of the Sunnī ʿAsākir family, whose members occupied prestigious scholarly positions in Damascus for more than two centuries (11th-13th centuries). Ibn ʿAsākir was born in 1105. He started his…

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Mourad, Suleiman A., “Ibn ʿAsākir”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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