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 Risâle-i Islâmiye
(895 words)

‘Treatise on Islam’

İbrahim Müteferrika

Date: 1710

Original Language: Ottoman Turkish


İbrahim Müteferrika’s Risâle-i Islâmiye, ‘Treatise on Islam’, offers an alternative reading of the Christian scripture. Some historians, such as Karácson, consider this treatise to be İbrahim Müteferrika’s defence of Islam, while others, such as Berkes, see it as a link between his early Unitarianism and his later conversion to Islam.

Müteferrika opens his treatise with a short account of…

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& Serkan Ince, Lejla Demiri, “ Risâle-i Islâmiye”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>

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