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Farag, Murād
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Murād Farag (Faraj), born in Cairo in 1867, was a lawyer practicing in the communal and general courts of his city of birth, a prominent leader of the Karaite community, and a writer, poet, and philologist. Between 1912 and 1935 he published four volumes of poetry composed in the traditional Arab mode (DīwānFaraj, 1912, 1924, 1939, 1935) as well as a volume of poetry and prose on Jewish themes entitled al-Qudsiyyāt (Sacred/Jerusalemite Topics; Cairo, 1923; Heb. ha-Qodshiyyot, Cairo, 192?). Many of the poems and other pieces in these volumes present Jewish ideas and aspi…

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Sasson Somekh, “Farag, Murād”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0007590>
First published online: 2010

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