Muhammad ibn Ja'far al-Khara'iti

Muhammad ibn Ja'far al-Khara'iti (Arabic: محمد بن جعفر الخرائطي) (died 327 AH/938 CE) was a Muslim theologian and the author of I'tilal al-qulub (The Malady of Hearts), the earliest book on love in the Islamic world. He was born in Samarra, moved to live in Syria and died in Jaffa or Asqalan.[1]


  1. ^ Myrne, Pernilla (10 June 2014). "Discussing Ghayra in Abbasid Literature: Jealousy as a Manly Virtue or Sign of Mutual Affection". Journal of Abbasid Studies. 1 (1): 46–65. doi:10.1163/22142371-12340005.