The affair of the death of Muḥammad
Date: Unknown, perhaps 8th/9th c.
Original Language: Syriac
This short polemical tale is to be found as an appendix to the East-Syrian recension of the Legend of Sergius Baḥīrā (q.v.). It relates how the Jew Kaʿb al-Aḥbār told Muḥammad's followers that their prophet was the Paraclete promised by Christ and that on the third day after his death he would rise up and go to heaven, to…