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In memory of John Wansbrough

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in response to reader comment: John Wansbrough

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 30, 2012 at 07:16

Our dear Antonio wrote

Sorry, but I meant John Wansbrough and the book I called silly was "Quranic studies: sources and methods of interpretation. Unfortunately Tom Holland seems to have fallen for Wansbrough's idea that the Quran wasn't ready until 200 years after Mohammed's death

How much Arabic do you know? Let me guess you do not know any Arabic right?

And did you read Wansbrough's books? Let me guess you did not as one important pre-requisite to understand what he is really saying is that your command of Arabic grammar and Arabic as well as Syriac and Hebrew and Greek should be excellent and you should be able to read extant literary sources in all of these languages so are you able to do that? let me guess you cannot then stop your nonsense

And could you refute his claim that the Qur'an must have been canonized in the late second and early third century of islam's as it seems that you are sure that his conclusion was incorrect

And did you really read Hagarism? Let me guess you did not and did you read Hoyland survey? let me guess you did not and did you read Wansbrough's review of Hagarism? let me guess you did not right?

I will be waiting for your answer with great anticipation


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