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Gerd Puin, Abd Allah Muhammad al-Munayyif and the Quranic fragments

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 1, 2015 at 09:59

Dr. Pipes

Gerd Puin (of the San'aa Quranic codex) was the guest in this most recent episode of Brother Rachid's Su'al Jari' and for Arabic speaking readers, students of early Islam and students of the Arabic language and the verty early Arabic language texts this episode was a treat


And spoiler alert Puin dates these fragments to no earlier than the very late 7th century or early 8th century and he examined these fragments himself but the most amazing part was the BBC interview, which is also available, of the Saudi scholar Abd Allah Muhammad al-Munayyif who also doubts the dating and he states adding what is called al-Zukhruf (the lines of separation between the suras) as well as the color red and the dots present in the text as evidence that these texts cannot be dated as we are told through the carbon dating because these are later introductions to the Quranic text

And indeed why would al-Tabari seemed to be unsure if Q112:1 and Q112:2 were one or two verses and the answer becomes clear because the separation of verses must have been work in progress in the 3rd century and why would he calls Surat al-Feel Surat alam Tara unless even the names of the suras was stll in flux in the 3rd century

Kudos to brother Rachid


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