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Less critical than just understandable

Reader comment on item: Arguing over "Can Islam Be Reformed?"
in response to reader comment: Critical reading of the Qur'an: Henri Lammens Sami al-Deeb and Father Zakaria Botros

Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Nov 19, 2013 at 07:02

Sami Aldeeb presents his Koran in the chronological order after al-Azahr (and gives a table with Nöldeke's and Blachère's orders as well), so he doesn't actually "deal" with the Koran's time inconsistencies–he just reveals them and gives each time the different explanations of the tafsirs (for the Arabic version, he worked with some 150 tafsirs simultaneously).

It is indeed a lot of work, but then it simplifies a specific lecture–a lecture that promotes the comprehension of the Koranic message and of its (very imperfect) nature. It (rightly) promotes skepticism.


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