Muhammad’s Political Union with the Jews
Oct09

Muhammad’s Political Union with the Jews

When talking about relations between Muslims and Jews, many people have the impression that we are dealing with relations based on mutual dislike, or even hatred, and that it has always been like this. The more studied know that some of the mutual dislike that might exist, probably can be found in Muhammad’s relations to the Jews, as we find several verses in the Quran presenting the Jews in a bad light, pointing to these verses as...

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Islam in the Writings of Maimonides
Sep19

Islam in the Writings of Maimonides

This is one of the seminar papers I wrote during my graduate studies on Hebrew U. It deals with the Maimonidean understanding of Islam as a religion and the Muslims as the practitioners of the religion. For those, who wish to understand Jewish-Muslim relations and mutual attitudes, this should be of great interest to read, while also of interest for those interested in religion, history and/or interfaith relations in general. The...

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