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Title: Daily Prayer in Karaite Halakha in Light of the Times of Islamic Prayers
Author(s): ERDER, Y.
Journal: Revue des √Čtudes Juives
Volume: 153    Issue: 1-2   Date: janvier-juin 1994   
Pages: 5-27
DOI: 10.2143/REJ.153.1.2012632

Abstract :
It is an established fact that Karaism developed in a Muslim environment, and there can be no doubt that the encounter between Judaism and Islam was one of the major factors contributing to its very emergence1. Early Karaite sources, as well as the Muslim heresiographical literature, provide evidence of the pluralism in the Karaite movement in its formative stages. From these sources we learn that, in contrast to the version advanced by the Karaites of the late Middle Ages, the 'Ananite movement was founded by'Anan in the mid-eighth century, and it was only in the middle of the ninth century that the Karaite movement took shape. Limited though the available evidence may be, it clearly indicates both the differences between the {Ananites and the Karaites and the lack of agreement that prevailed among the early Karaites regarding observation of the commandments and the perception of the nature of God.

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