Greetings to all,. In Toby Lester’s article “What is the Koran?”, published in the January issue of The Atlantic Monthly, a German scholar, Dr. Gerd-R. Puin, . “Gerd-R. Puin’s current thinking about the Koran’s history partakes of this contemporary revisionism. ‘My idea is that the Koran is a kind of. View Gerd Puin’s business profile at The Quran and see work history, affiliations and more.

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According to writer Toby Lesterhis examination revealed “unconventional verse orderings, minor textual variations, and rare styles of orthography and artistic embellishment. This is something that Muslims would find offensive. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? After the author wrote his novel Satanic Verses, which was considered by Muslims to be blasphemous, a gsrdor religious decree, was pronounced against him in ;uin left him fearing for his life. The book, in conclusion, is extremely goodand it took the prospective that Muhammad didn’t exist.

His changes are a defining moment in the history of the Koran”. Khalidi says finding pre-Islamic registers in the Koran does not discredit the Muslim belief in any way, because it does not threaten the integrity of the Koran.

Puin believes that he will not receive geerd same reaction, because unlike Zaid or Rushdie he does not have a Muslim name. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

And I am not qualified to see where all this will go not being an expert in the partitive gerundial in Syriac. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: A German academic fears a violent backlash from orthodox Muslims because of his “blasphemous” theory that the Koran has been changed and revised.

An Inquiry into Islam’s Obscure Origins. The hidden origins of Islam: Read more Read less. They were nearly thrown away by the builders, but were spotted by Qadhi Isma’il al-Akwa, then president of the Yemeni Antiquities Authority, who saw their importance and sought international assistance to preserve and examine them. Al-Akwa managed to interest Puin, who was visiting Yemen for research purposes in On the contrary, as in Egypt, they have implemented stringent controls over education, which forbid the teaching of pre-Islamic Egyptian history, which to my mind was much more interesting than the “post-Islamic” history.


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A Muslim, Zaid remained in Egypt for a time to refute the apostasy charges, but fled with his wife to Holland in the face of increasing death threats. Puuin Hajjaj’s changes in around the s, “the Koranic text became pretty stable”, he says.

He says that Muslims believe that “the Koran has been worked on a thousand years ago” and “is not a topic anymore”. Views Read Edit View history.

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As years went by, the correct reading of the Koran became less clear, he says. Buy the selected items together This item: If the Koran is not comprehensible—if it can’t even be understood in Arabic—then it’s not translatable. He argues that two tribes it mentions, As-Sahab-ar-Rass Companions of the Well and gere As- Sahab-al-Aiqa Companions of the Thorny Grrd are not part of the Arab tradition, and the people of Mohammed’s time certainly did not know about them.

Rushdie has only recently reappeared in public after nearly 10 years in hiding. Linguistic analysis also indicates that Aramaic, the common language throughout the Near East for many centuries and the language gedd Syrian Christianity, significantly influenced the Arabic script and vocabulary used in the Koran.

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Many of them may even be a hundred years older than Islam itself. A must read for anyone who is very into scholastic Islamic investigation. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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The revealed verses were “recorded on palm leaves and flat stones and in the hearts of men [meaning memorised],” and remained in this state during the prophet’s lifetime. And essential until we get a variorum translation of the Quran that incorporates their research and faces up to its sources on its own.

Following puih historic method of Mommsen, the scholars gathered here present some facts that will make your head hurt. The terd of these and other findings here presented is that the early Arab rulers adhered to a sect of Christianity. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. It is a very interesting history of Gedr and I learned a lot about the origins of the religion!

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This is blasphemy, according to orthodox Muslims, and is not entirely accepted by other academics. Many Muslims—and Orientalists—will tell you otherwise, of course, but the fact is that a fifth of the Koranic text is just incomprehensible. I don’t think you need me to tell you that Muslims will not be “happy” about this book.

This same reference exists in the building inscription of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, built by the caliph ‘Abd al-Malik. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Get to Know Us. One person found this helpful.

Querying the Koran

Puin accepts this up to a point, but says that certain words and pronunciations were standardised in the ninth century. Any questioning of the authenticity of the Koranic text as the Word of God can expect a hostile reaction. As far as the general reader goes, information in many of the chapters is presented in a manner that makes it relatively easy for the layman to understand.

Let me first establish the contrast between “traditional Islamic history” and the facts as they appear on the ground. This is what has caused the traditional anxiety regarding translation.

All that is preserved from this time period are a few commemorative building inscriptions and assorted coins. It may include stories that were written before the prophet Mohammed began his ministry and which have subsequently been rewritten.

This is a necessary phase to counter Ernst Renan’s famous misconception, that Islam was born in the clear light of history. And since the Koran claims repeatedly to be clear but obviously is not—as even speakers of Arabic will tell you—there is a contradiction.

In an article in Atlantic Monthly, [4] Gerd Puin is quoted as saying that:. Coins use the term Zion as a code as a zionist only would.