Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Introduction: 18th century Africa and the Americas
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As to his Religion, ‘tis known that he was a Mahometan, but more moderate in his Sentiments than most of that Religion are. He did not believe a sensual Paradise, nor many other ridiculous and vain Traditions, which pass current among the Generality of the Turks. He was very constant in his Devotion to God; but said, he never pray’d to Muhammad, nor did he think it lawful to address any but God himself in Prayer. He was so fixed in the Belief of one God, that it was not possible, at least during…

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Frederiks, Martha, “Introduction: 18th century Africa and the Americas”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>

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