About the Quran

Author: Muhammad Mohar Ali

 

For a very long time, orientalists have attacked Quran and its authenticity.The author has met the orientalists on their own grounds. He has taken up their arguments and assumptions one by one, dealing with each and every one and examining them with the facts and logic. The arguments of orientalists are analyzed and discussed in three broad parts.

 

In the first part are discussed those that constitute a direct allegation of the Prophet's authorship of the Quran, particularly, his alleged borrowing from Judaeo-Christian sources, the question of his literacy and the alleged environmental influence on him in general.

In the second part are dealt with those that revolve around the question of the Quranic wahy and are aimed at showing that the Quranic revelation proceeded in some form or other from the mind and personality of the Prophet, thus supplementing the allegation of his authorship.

In the third part it is discussed those that relate to the history and text of the Quran, particularly Noldeke's theory about the history of the text of the Qur'an, Arthur Jeffery's €œMaterials€ for the history of the text of the Qur'an, the Bell-Watt theory of revision of the text of the Qur'an, the fiction of the foreign vocabulary of the Quran, J.A. Bellamy's supposed copyist's errors and proposed emendations of the Quran and the like, together with a survey of the orientalists' translations of the Quran.

 

 


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