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Author Sfar, Mondher.

Title In search of the original Koran : the true history of the revealed text / Mondher Sfar ; translated by Emilia Lanier.

Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  297.1221 SFAR    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Coran est-il authentique. English
Physical description 152 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-133) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The Koran is not the original one -- Ch. 2. The components of the Koran -- Ch. 3. Writings of the Koran -- Ch. 4. Myths and Prejudices -- Appendix. The Solar Eclipse of January 27 632 CE.
Summary "In this controversial and engaging survey of the origins of Islam, here translated for the first time in English, historian Mondher Sfar charges that there is no historical or even theological basis for the orthodox view that Muhammad or his earliest followers intended the Koran to be treated as the inviolable word of God. On the contrary, the evidence suggests that the Prophet and his disciples did not take a literalist view of the Koranic text. Sfar traces the origins of the book through scholarly interpretations, histories, and religious texts; analyzes the linguistic ambiguities and cultural errors in the Koran and in related literature; and carefully scrutinizes the doctrinal claims that orthodox Muslims herald as articles of divine truth from God. From this, Sfar conclusively shows that the Koran as we know it today is wholly a work of fallible human beings."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Qurʼan -- Evidences, authority, etc.
Islam -- Controversial literature.
ISBN 9781591025214