Ahcombining dot belowmad B. Muscombining dot belowtcombining dot belowafā Tcombining dot belowāshkubrīzāde's (D. 968/1561) polemical tract against Judaism

Sabine Schmidtke, Camilla Adang

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Abstract

This article deals with a short polemical tract against Judaism written by the well-known Ottoman scholar Ahcombining dot belowmad b. Muscombining dot belowtcombining dot belowafa Tcombining dot belowāshkubrīzāde (d. 968/1560). The author uses the same arguments known to us from medieval polemics, viz. that the Torah, which was abrogated by Islam, contains references to the Prophet Muhammad, despite the fact that it was tampered with by the Jews. In addition to the Bible, Tcombining dot belowāshkubrīzāde quotes a number of later Jewish sources that add an important dimension to his tract. After a brief introduction in which the possibility of the author's indebtedness to Ibn Abī 'Abd al-Dayyān, a Jewish convert to Islam, is discussed, an edition and translation of the text are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-113
Number of pages35
JournalAl-Qantara
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Ahcombining dot belowmad B. Muscombining dot belowtcombining dot belowafā Tcombining dot belowāshkubrīzāde
  • Bible
  • Ibn Abī 'Abd al-Dayyān
  • Muslim polemics against Judaism
  • Ottoman empire

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