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Al-Wadih Ibn Raja' (?-After 1009) - Coptic Wiki

AL- IBN RAJA’ (?-after 1009)

A Monk, apologist. The History of the devotes several pages to the story of al-Wadih, a who—through the witness of a martyr and the intervention of St. Mercurius—converted to Christianity and became a monk and priest. He became a friend of Sawirus ibn al-Muqaffa‘, with whom he is said to have spent considerable time in reflection and study.
He wrote at least three -language apologetic/polemical works in which he drew on Islamic sources; unfortunately, these works remain almost entirely unknown. Like Sawirus, al- is one of the pioneers of - literature, but an of his place in the history of this literature must await the publication of some of his work.