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Author Saleh, Walid A.

Title In defense of the Bible : a critical edition and an introduction to al-Biqāʻī's Bible treatise / by Walid A. Saleh
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008


Description 1 online resource (viii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Series Islamic history and civilization, 0929-2403 ; v. 73
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 73.
Contents Introduction ---- 1. A Hermeneutical Biography of al-BiqaʹI --- 2. The Qurʹan Commentary, the Bible Controversy, and the Treatise --- 3. The Manuscripts of al-Aqwal and the Plan of the Edition
Summary The history of the Islamic interaction with the Scriptures of Judaism and Christianity has been studied extensively in academia. The prevailing view is that Muslims had hardly any religious appreciation to the Bible and when used by Muslims it was mainly in apologetic or polemical settings. The document presented here squarely contradicts such a view. The treatise argues for the permissibility of using the Bible by Muslims for religious purposes. Al-Biq, the author of this treatise, wrote a huge Quran commentary that used the Hebrew Bible and the Gospels to interpret parts of the Quran. Al-Sak
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-223) and indexes
Notes In English and Arabic
Print version record
Subject Biqāʻī, Ibrāhīm ibn ʻUmar, 1406 or 1407-1480.
Biqāʻī, Ibrāhīm ibn ʻUmar, 1406 or 1407-1480
Biqāʻī, Ibrāhīm ibn ʼUmar.
SUBJECT Qurʼan -- Relation to the Bible.
Bible. Old Testament -- Influence
Bible. Old Testament fast
Qurʼan fast
Koran gnd
Bibel Neues Testament gnd
Subject Judaism -- Relations -- Islam.
Islam -- Relations -- Judaism.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
RELIGION -- Biblical Reference -- Quotations.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Interfaith relations
Interreligiöser Dialog
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789047433781