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Tafsīr Sūrat al-Kahf
(220 words)


The unnamed author of this work was almost certainly male, resident in Aceh, and a prominent member of the Muslim scholarly elite there in the second half of the 16th century. He would have received a solid educational formation in Islamic studies, covering Arabic language and the primary fields of Islamic learning, including Qur’an, Hadith, tafsīr, Sufism and so forth. He had a good understanding of classical Arab exegetic…

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Riddell, Peter, “Tafsīr Sūrat al-Kahf”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <>

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