Proceedings of the First International Conference on Islamic History and Civilization, ICON-ISHIC 2020, 14 October, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Ka'b Al-Ahbar: Founder of the Transformation Jewish Tradition to Islam

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2303851,
        author={Khoirul Anwar and Abu Hapsin and Nazar Nurdin and Ubbadul Adzkiya and Iman Fadhilah and Tedi Kholiludin},
        title={Ka'b Al-Ahbar: Founder of the Transformation Jewish Tradition to Islam},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Islamic History and Civilization, ICON-ISHIC 2020, 14 October, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-ISHIC},
        year={2021},
        month={1},
        keywords={ka'b al-ahbar; israilliyyat; jewish tradition; islam},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2303851}
    }
    
  • Khoirul Anwar
    Abu Hapsin
    Nazar Nurdin
    Ubbadul Adzkiya
    Iman Fadhilah
    Tedi Kholiludin
    Year: 2021
    Ka'b Al-Ahbar: Founder of the Transformation Jewish Tradition to Islam
    ICON-ISHIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2303851
Khoirul Anwar1,*, Abu Hapsin2, Nazar Nurdin2, Ubbadul Adzkiya3, Iman Fadhilah3, Tedi Kholiludin3
  • 1: Lembaga Studi Sosial dan Agama Semarang
  • 2: Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang
  • 3: Universitas Wahid Hasyim Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: khoirulanwar_88@yahoo.co.id

Abstract

The purpose of writing this paper is to conduct an in-depth exploration of the role of Ka'b Al-Ahbar in exporting the Jewish tradition to Islam. This study found Ka'b's role in the transformation of Jews to Islam was very striking compared to other figures such as Abdullah bin Salam and Wahb bin Munabbih. Ka'b showed his capacity as a dignified Islamic intellectual because in addition to being a reference for asking the Sabahat about Jewish religious traditions, it was also permissible to share stories of previous religions with Muslims. This transformation of the story of the Jews in Islam (isra'iliyyat) was successful because the explanation of the Koran about the previous people was very brief. This fact refutes the opinion of scholars who call him a critic of Islam.