By Nabil Matar
Henry Stubbe (1632--1676) used to be a progressive English student who understood Islam as a monotheistic revelation in continuity with Judaism and Christianity. His significant paintings, An Account of the increase and development of Mahometanism, used to be the 1st English textual content to certainly rfile the Prophet Muhammad's existence, have a good time the Qur'an as a divine revelation, and compliment the Muslim toleration of Christians, undermining a protracted legacy of eu prejudice and hostility.
Nabil Matar, a number one pupil of Islamic-Western kinfolk, standardizes Stubbe's textual content and situates it inside of England's theological weather. He exhibits how, to attract a good portrait of Muhammad, Stubbe embraced travelogues, early church histories, Arabic chronicles, Latin commentaries, and reports on Jewish customs and scriptures, produced within the language of Islam and within the midstof the Islamic polity.
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