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 Tercüme-i Milel ve nihal
(1,066 words)

‘Translation of Al-milal wa-l-niḥal’

Nuh ibn Mustafa

Date: Mid-17th century; between 1630 and 1660

Original Language: Ottoman Turkish


Nuh ibn Mustafa reports that he translated al-Shahrastānī’s (d. 1153) Kitāb al-milal wa-l-niḥal (‘Book of religions and sects’) into Ottoman Turkish on the recommendation of his teacher, whom he calls Yusuf Efendi Hazretleri, an important scholar in Egypt. He explicitly states that he took the initiative to cha…

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Şimşek, Murat, “ Tercüme-i Milel ve nihal”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>

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