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Sahl Ibn Faḍl


SAHL IBN FAḌL (al-Tustarī ; Heb. Yashar b. Ḥesed ; late 11th century), *Karaite scholar of Tustar, or Shustar, in *Persia. Of his numerous Arabic writings, fragments have been preserved of a commentary on the Pentateuch; a theologico-philosophical treatise entitled Al-Talwīḥ alā al-Tawḥīd wa-al-ʿAdl; a disquisition on the Metaphysics of Aristotle; and a treatise on incest. Other works by him are known only by title.


Steinschneider, Arab Lit, 113, 342; S. Poznański, The Karaite Literary Opponents of Saadiah Gaon (1908), 53–55; Mann, Texts, 2 (1935), 39f., 99f.; L. Nemoy, Karaite Anthology (1952), 235, 377.

[Leon Nemoy]

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