Studies and Translations of Moro Jawi Texts by Dr. Najeeb M. Saleeby. Published 1905, Manila. Classic Book Section: Sulu Online Library 2015
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Dr. Najeeb M. Saleeby (1870-1935) was born in Syria. He studied medicine at the American University of Beirut, moved to America and eventually became a naturalized US citizen. He worked in Sulu and Mindanao as the superintendent of schools.
He was an Arab Christian who lived among Moros and had extensive interaction with them; He studied their language, culture, law, history and religion. He translated many Moro Jawi manuscripts and Tarsilas, and authored several authoritative books about the Muslims in Sulu and Mindanao.