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Real history v sacred history

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in response to reader comment: Medina was a Jewish city in the Holy Quaran and should be Jewish now!

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 19, 2017 at 07:36

>Medina was a Jewish city in the Holy Quaran and should be Jewish now

Really? Can you quote chapter and verse? And why are the extant Jewish as well as non Jewish sources (Greek Syriac Armenian Coptic) silent about such community?

Could it be because what the Islamic literary sources, that are late and tendentious, tell us about the early history of Islam is not real history but sacred history and the aim of the mufasereen was to explain what the opaque revelation called the Qur'an is saying?

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