Frederick Hasluck uses “Transferences” as a term describing historical legacies and continuities from a certain culture or faith tradition to another through conversion, integration or transformation. Hasluck was deeply interested in “Transferences”, not only from Christianity to Islam but also from ‘paganism’ to Christianity. As his wife Margaret informs us:

“he was preparing “two companion volumes on transferences from paganism to Christianity in the West and from Christianity to Islam in Syria and Palestine. Some of his work on transferences from paganism appears in his ‘ Letters on Religion and Folklore’”.

However, Hasluck himself was very aware of the challenges and limitations of trying to identify  faith ’survivals’ or continuities:
“Despite the readiness with which the eye of faith detects ‘ survivals ’, well-documented instances of the imposition of Mohammedan cults on Christian are rare in Turkish lands. This may be partly discounted by the considerations (i) that our knowledge of the Christian cults obtaining in the interior of the country at the Turkish conquest is lamentably meagre, and (2) that little or no research has been directed to the investigation of the origines of Mohammedan holy places. We cannot in the nature of things expect more than a very limited number of proved or probable transferences of cult. (“Christianity and Islam”, Vol 1, page 4).