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Dawood, Nessim Joseph (1927–2014), translator, Arabic scholar, and Middle East consultant, was born Nessim Yosef David Yehuda in Baghdad on 27 August 1927, the sixth of seven children of Yosef David Yehuda and his wife, Muzli, née Twaig. His father had been a Jewish Iraqi officer in the ...

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Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din (1870–1932) by unknown photographer, 1918 Woking Muslim Mission

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Kamal-ud-Din, Khwaja (1870–1932), Islamic scholar and missionary, was born in Lahore, Punjab, British India, the son of Khwaja Aziz-ud-Din. He came from a Kashmiri family with a tradition of distinguished public service: his grandfather, Abdur Rashid, was at one time the qazi (chief Muslim judge) of ...

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Negri, Solomon (bap. 1665, d. 1727), Arabic scholar and translator, was born in Damascus, and baptized there on 23 February 1665, the son of Ya‘qūb al-Sālihānī and his wife, Setelah. His parents were Arabic-speaking and Orthodox of the patriarchate of Antioch. His name in Arabic appears variously as ...