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This volume reflects the late Norman Calder's own interests and contributions. It includes articles by scholars who are already renowned for their approaches to Arabic and Islamic texts. The papers cover a variety of topics of interest to people in the field of Middle Eastern cultures, and are similar in nature to other collections, conference volumes and festschriften. Also represented are his former students and colleagues working in the field of rabbinic studies, which informed his own work.;The topics covered include: transformations of Jewish traditions in early Islam - the case of Enoch/Idris; and narrative and doctrine in the first story of Rumi's Masnavi; Fiqh for beginners - an Anatolian text on jihad.