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ʿAlī Qulī Jadīd al-Islām
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ʿAlī Qulī Jadīd al-Islām was an eleventh/seventeenth-century Christian convert to Islam who wrote several polemical works against Christianity and Judaism. His historical identity is not altogether clear. In his own writings he claims to have been a highly respected priest who had discovered the truth of Islam after a great deal of research and investigation, whereas independent historical evidence suggests that he was in fact an Augustinian Portuguese prior by the name of Antonio who converted to Islam in Isfahan in 1108/1696.

ʿAlī Qulī wrote the following works in the field…

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Pourjavady, Reza and Schmidtke, Sabine, “ʿAlī Qulī Jadīd al-Islām”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23210>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004181304, 2009, 2009-3

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