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Judaism and Islam: Contact and Conflict as reflected in the Qur\’an and Muslim tradition

Judaism and Islam: Contact and Conflict as reflected in the Qur\’an and

Muslim tradition

15 teaching hours, equivalent to 2,5 ECTS

 

Prof. Meir Bar-Asher

Nov 20 – Nov 24

 

Professor Meir Bar-Asher was born in the village of al-Rashidiyya in south-east Morocco brought up and educated in Jerusalem. He has done his academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His Ph.D. dissertation on early Imami-Shi`i exegesis was submitted in 1991. During his Ph.D. studies he learnt for one year in the university Sorbonne in Paris. He teaches at the department of Arabic Language and Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he has been the director of the Institute of Asian and African Studies. Professor Bar-Asher is an expert on Quranic Studies and Shi`i Islam. He is the author of several books and of numerous articles in the field of Imami Shi`ism and Quran.

Course Description

The aim of this seminar is to offer the historical and doctrinal outlines of the relationships between Judaism and Islam throughout the ages. The seminar shall be based on reading and analyzing texts from the Qur\’an, the corpus of Hadith (Muslim tradition), and doctrinal and historical writings dealing with Jews and Judaism. Muslim affinity to Jewish sources, the attitudes of Islam toward the Jews and their religion and the legal status of Jews under Muslim rule will also be dealt with. The seminar will finally include a survey of Judeo-Arabic literature, namely the literature written in Arabic, composed by Jews under Muslim rule over more than a millennium.

To participate in the course, please contact Paideia at info@paideia-eu.org.