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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 2, 2018 at 15:08

Dr Pipes

Very interesting and not very well known chapter in the history of Islam.

The Tatars brought with them Islam to Poland and the most interesting manuscript, according to Michael Cook, can be dated to the 19th century where you will find the Quranic Arabic text then Polish language transliterated text using Arabic alphabet

Cook provides an example from Surat al-Feel 105 where it says

الم تر ما فعل ربك باصحاب الفيل

This can be rendered as: Did you not see what your Lord have done to the owners/friends of the elephant

He provides a Polish language transliteration and it is:

Cze-nie-widziales ya Muhammad jazke ucznil bog twoj

BTW: ya Muhammad is not in the Arabic text

However, most Muslims in today's Poland (around 0.1% of Poles) arrived in the 1970's


Today's Poland is overwhelmingly Catholic


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