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THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW

Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed.

Abstract
This study aims at highlighting the artistic and intellectual vision of Ali Al-Muqri, a prominent
contemporary Yemeni novelist, in The Handsome Jew, a narrative that marks a sharp departure from the works
of Al-Muqri’s contemporaries in terms of its themes, technical devices and discursive strategies. Generally
speaking, much has been written about the theme of relation between Muslims and the Jews in the world
literature. However, most if not all of the previous works have a masculine stamp. The norm has been reversed
here, Fatima, an educated Muslim woman loves Salem, the Jew, and married him. In contrast to the derogatory
image of the Jew in world literature Salem seems open-minded and very humane. It is hypothesized that
religious texts of all kinds are subject to interpretation according to human needs and that all religions are a
source of union not separation. An eclectic theoretical framework with the analytical method is adopted. Among
the most important conclusions of the study are: how different religions and cultures, there is a possibility for
coexistence and establishing social relationships, as it happened with Fatima and Salem who introduce a kind of
sublime human reconciliation that has not touched the sacred belief of both. Learning the culture of the other as
well as reading freely, away from the preceding and inherited views is essential for a healthy society. It would
make Muslims love the Jews, and would make the Jews love the Muslims. Love is a natural humanistic energy
that challenges man-made cultural barriers.

Key words: Coexistence, Dialogue, Equality, Humanism, Knowledge, Tolerance


 
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Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed. THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5328-5339. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.621


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Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed. THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5328-5339. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.621



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Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed. THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 5328-5339. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.621



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Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed (2020) THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW. JCR, 7 (19), 5328-5339. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.621



Turabian Style

Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed. 2020. THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5328-5339. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.621



Chicago Style

Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed. "THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 5328-5339. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.621



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed. "THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 5328-5339. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.621



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Redhwan Qasem Ghaleb Rashed (2020) THE FICTIONAL WORLD OF ALI Al –MUQRI AS SEEN IN THE HANDSOME JEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5328-5339. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.621