By Ibn Warraq
This quantity rejects the suggestion that Islam's sacred textual content is mistakes loose and can't be severely evaluated. The research of the Koran needs to boost and mature. students of Islam are in fact acquainted with the book's many mistakes and contradictions, yet those inherent flaws have infrequently been published to a much broader public. "The Origins of the Koran" is an try to treatment this deficiency through bringing jointly vintage severe essays which bring up key matters surrounding Islam's holy e-book. Divided into 4 elements, this crucial anthology starts with Theodor Noldeke's first really clinical learn of the Koran. half makes a speciality of the trouble of building a competent Koranic textual content, whereas half 3 examines the Jewish, Christian, and Zoroastrian assets of Muhammad's 'revelation'. half 4 is a attention of the debatable interpretations of latest pupil John Wansbrough, who questions the ancient reliability of the earliest Islamic resources. This impressive assortment, along with extra decisions from Leone Caetani, Arthur Jeffery, David Margoliouth, Andrew Rippin, C C Torrey, and extra, will end up integral to students and all these drawn to the textual underpinning of 1 of the quickest growing to be religions on this planet.