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Ismāʿīl Qazvīnī
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Ismāʿīl Qazwīnī

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Second half of the 18th century

Place of Death: Unknown; probably Yazd


Ismāʿīl Qazvīnī was an 18th-century Jew who, at an unspecified age, relinquished Judaism and became a Twelver Shīʿī Muslim. After he converted to Islam, he composed in Yazd a Persian refutation of Judaism, Anbāʾ al-anbiyāʾ (‘Tidings of the prophets’). This anti-Jewish tract, compl…

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Halft, Dennis, “Ismāʿīl Qazvīnī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <>

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