Sunlight & Shadow: The Jewish Experience of Islam
"Gubbay writes clearly and fairly on the close and continuing relationship between Jews and Muslims--ties which are historical, cultural, and psychological... A valuable and thought-provoking summary."
--Dr. Zaki Badawi, Principal of the Muslim College, LondonDespite the Jews' subordinate status in Muslim society, it was under Muslim rule that early Judaism flowered into the brilliant international civilization that we know today. In recounting the history of Jews living in the world of Islam from the age of Muhammed to the present day, Lucien Gubbay, acclaimed author of Origins and Quest for the Messiah, fosters a better understanding of a long-standing, enriching, yet problematic relationship between Arabs and Israelis. This book was written in the hope that the lessons of the past may lead to a better understanding of the present conditions in the Middle East.Lucien Gubbay has his roots in the Sephardi communities of Manchester, England, and the Middle East. Born in Buenos Aires, he was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford, after which he served in the Royal Air Force. His books include Origins, Ages of Man, The Jewish Book of Why and What, Quest for the Messiah, and The Sephardim. He lives in London.