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Islam Corrects Judaism


The Polemics of a Thirteenth Century Jewish Convert


Herein a 13th century Alexandrian Jewish convert to Islam records his understanding of the truth of Islam over Judaism. Dr. Sidney A. Weston edits, translates and comments on this text making it accessible to the scholar and enthusiast alike.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-862-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 47
Publication Date: Oct 31,2007
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 79
Languages: Arabic, English
ISBN: 978-1-59333-862-6
$48.00
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This work is the exposition of an Alexandrian Muslim Jew Sa’id Ibn Hasan, at the turn of 14th century. Sa’id was a Jewish convert to Islam who felt compelled to record for posterity his understanding of the truth of Islam over Judaism. In his view he was doing a service to his former religion through this work, which offers its reader insight into the complex world of conversion and religious polemic in the late middle ages. Hasan was a zealot for his new faith and believed that it should be aggressively installed as the only religion. In this way his Kitab is a window into a strain of fanatical Islam found in Egypt at this time. Dr. Sidney A. Weston edits this text for the first time and offers an English translation and notes, making it accessible to the scholar and enthusiast alike.

Sidney Adams Weston was a noted Bible Instructor and Orientalist. He earned a doctorate degree from Yale University and was a participating member of the American Oriental Society and the National Association of Biblical Instructors. He also served as Editor for the Congregational Publishing Society in Boston, MA, and was the editor for The Pilgrim Hymnal.

This work is the exposition of an Alexandrian Muslim Jew Sa’id Ibn Hasan, at the turn of 14th century. Sa’id was a Jewish convert to Islam who felt compelled to record for posterity his understanding of the truth of Islam over Judaism. In his view he was doing a service to his former religion through this work, which offers its reader insight into the complex world of conversion and religious polemic in the late middle ages. Hasan was a zealot for his new faith and believed that it should be aggressively installed as the only religion. In this way his Kitab is a window into a strain of fanatical Islam found in Egypt at this time. Dr. Sidney A. Weston edits this text for the first time and offers an English translation and notes, making it accessible to the scholar and enthusiast alike.

Sidney Adams Weston was a noted Bible Instructor and Orientalist. He earned a doctorate degree from Yale University and was a participating member of the American Oriental Society and the National Association of Biblical Instructors. He also served as Editor for the Congregational Publishing Society in Boston, MA, and was the editor for The Pilgrim Hymnal.

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