List of converts to Islam from Judaism
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This is a list of notable converts to Islam from Judaism.
- Hibat Allah Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdaadi – influential 12th-century physicist, philosopher, and scientist who wrote a critique of Aristotelian philosophy and Aristotelian physics.
- Ka'ab al-Ahbar - influential 7th-century rabbi. In the Sunni tradition, he is counted among the Tabi'in and narrated many Isra'iliyat. He was an influential figure in the reigns of the Khalifs Umar, Uthman and Muawiyah.
- Ibn Yahyā al-Maghribī al-Samaw'al – 12th-century mathematician and astronomer.
- Maryam Jameelah (Margret Marcus) – American Author was born in New Rochelle, New York, to parents of German Jewish descent, and spent her early years in Westchester.
- Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss) – Viennese journalist, author, and translator who visited the Hijaz in the 1930s, and became Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations.
- Sultan Rafi Sharif Bey (Yale Singer) – 20th-century pioneer in the development of Islamic culture in the United States.
- Youssef Darwish – labour lawyer and activist who was one of the few from the Karaite Jewish community to remain in Egypt after the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
- Tali Fahima – Israeli left-wing activist, convicted of aiding Palestinian fighters. Converted to Islam in Umm al-Fahm in June 2010.
- Rashid-al-Din Hamadani – 13th-century Persian physician
- Yaqub ibn Killis – 10th-century Egyptian vizier under the Fatimids.
- Leila Mourad – Egyptian singer and actress of the 1940s and 1950s.
- Lev Nussimbaum – 20th-century writer, journalist and orientalist.
- Jacob Querido – 17th-century successor of the self-proclaimed Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Zevi.
- Abdullah ibn Salam – 7th-century sahabi said to have been a rabbi of aristocratic stock.
- Ibn Sahl of Seville – 13th-century Andalusian poet.
- Harun ibn Musa – 8th-century scholar of Hadith and Qira'at, and the first compiler of the different styles of Qur'anic recitation.
- Al-Ru'asi – 8th-century scholar of Arabic grammar and the founder of the Kufan school of grammar.
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- "Maryam Jameelah Papers" (PDF). Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.
- "Biography of Muhammad Asad". Thetruecall.com. 1992-02-23. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
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- "Youssef Darwish: The courage to go on". Al-Ahram Weekly. 2004-12-02. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- Leftist Tali Fahima converts to Islam
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- Cohen, Mark R.; Somekh, Sasson (1990). "In the Court of Yaʿqūb Ibn Killis: A Fragment from the Cairo Genizah". Jewish Quarterly Review. 80 (3/4): 283–314. JSTOR 1454972.
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- Griffin, Miriam Tamara, ed. (2009). A companion to Julius Caesar. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 84. ISBN 140514923X.
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- Wexler, Paul (1996). The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews. Albany: State University of New York Press. p. 84. ISBN 0791427951.
- Ignác Goldziher, Schools of Koranic commentators, pg. 26. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2006.
- Encyclopaedia of Islam, vol. 5, pg. 174, fascicules 81-82. Eds. Clifford Edmund Bosworth, E. van Donzel, Bernard Lewis and Charles Pellat. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 1980. ISBN 9789004060562