Kisa'i

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Kisa'i (c. 1100 CE), known also as Muhammad b. Abdullah al-Kisa'i, is the name attributed in Islam to the otherwise unknown author of one of the collections of Stories of the Prophets, which includes information not found in other collections nor repeated in later exegesis.[1] Kisa'i often expanded upon early exegesis by elaborating a fuller narrative storyline and by adding folkloric elements from non-extant oral traditions[2] that often parallel those from Christianity. Kisa'i's collection included Shem and Eleazar as prophets, two figures who would not appear in later literature as prophets.

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  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Wheeler, Al-Kisa'i
  2. ^ Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Wheeler, Al-Kisa'i