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This is also the point at which the characters of Hagar and Ishmael enter the story. 4 At about this time, Abraham brings Hagar and Ishmael to Mecca.  1 According to the legends, Abraham discovers the religious truth of monotheism through a series of personal experiences and trials in the land of the East, culminating in his opposition to the spurious religion of the tyrant Nimrod.  His emigration is mentioned or assumed in the Qur'an* in Suras* 19:48­9, 21:71, 29:26, and 37:99, but a full picture can be found only in the exegetical literature.

29 If the Abu* Hurayra version did indeed enter into Islam through Abu* Hurayra,30 he must have received the material from Biblicist sources,31 which may have omitted the setting of the story and the identity of the antagonist in order to eliminate the conflict between the biblical renditions of Genesis 12:10­20 and 20:1­28. 33 Version 2, meanwhile, has remained intact even to the extent that it does not contain Islamic additions.  As Glick has Page 38 34 pointed out, ideas do not cross cultural boundaries unless they are congruent with the dominant modes of thought of the recipient culture.

This is also the point at which the characters of Hagar and Ishmael enter the story. 4 At about this time, Abraham brings Hagar and Ishmael to Mecca.  1 According to the legends, Abraham discovers the religious truth of monotheism through a series of personal experiences and trials in the land of the East, culminating in his opposition to the spurious religion of the tyrant Nimrod.  His emigration is mentioned or assumed in the Qur'an* in Suras* 19:48­9, 21:71, 29:26, and 37:99, but a full picture can be found only in the exegetical literature.

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