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By Nabil Matar

Henry Stubbe (1632--1676) was once a innovative English pupil who understood Islam as a monotheistic revelation in continuity with Judaism and Christianity. His significant paintings, An Account of the increase and growth of Mahometanism, was once the 1st English textual content to absolutely record the Prophet Muhammad's lifestyles, have fun the Qur'an as a divine revelation, and compliment the Muslim toleration of Christians, undermining a protracted legacy of ecu prejudice and hostility.

Nabil Matar, a number one pupil of Islamic-Western family, standardizes Stubbe's textual content and situates it inside of England's theological weather. He exhibits how, to attract a good portrait of Muhammad, Stubbe embraced travelogues, early church histories, Arabic chronicles, Latin commentaries, and experiences on Jewish customs and scriptures, produced within the language of Islam and within the midstof the Islamic polity.

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