Jamāl al-Dīn al-Asnawī
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Jamāl al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ibn al-Ḥasan al-Umawī l-Qurashī l-Asnawī

Date of Birth: 1304/5

Place of Birth: Asna

Date of Death: September 1370

Place of Death: Cairo

Biography

Al-Asnawī was a fairly prolific though generally unremarkable writer. He moved from his native town of Asna (Isna) in Upper Egypt to Cairo in 1321/22, where he excelled in his studies, and he soon became a renowned teacher a…

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Mallett, Alex, “Jamāl al-Dīn al-Asnawī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25451>
First published online: 2010



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