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The Qur'an or is it Qeryana

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 14, 2017 at 06:37

Dr Pipes

Rushdie is very correct. The Qur'an is a literary artifact and should be left the way it is What scholars need to do is find the real Ur Qur'an that is not contaminated by the hands of the Persian Mufasereen in the 9th century al-Tabari included

It is ironic that the tradition tells is that the Qur'an we now have is the popular version called رواية حفص عن عاصم or the story provided by Hafs from 'Asem which means it is not even the mythical Mushaf Othman The tradition also tells us that حفص or Hafs was a كذاب or liar when it comes to all the Ahadith attributed to him So if he was untrustworthy when it comes to the transmission of the Ahadith why should we believe his version of the Qur'an

The authors (I believe that the Qur'an has multiple authors) of the Qur'an assume that who ever is reading the Qur'an should be familiar with the well written and well edited narratives of OT NT and Psalms The authors also assume that in the case of Surat al-Kahf (Q18) the reader must be familiar with Asateer al-Awaleen or the stories of fiction of the ancients as in the case of the story of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and The Romance of Alexander and the reader can fill the missing Quranic gaps

And most astonishing about the Qur'an is that the authors are very pre-occupied with the fate of the Kuffar including al-Nasara wa al-Yahud at their hands and the hands of Allah which really places Islam within the Judeo-Christian tradition and makes it, as suggested by Wnasbrough, a product of a Sectarian Milieu

The authors of the Qur'an also assume that the reader must have knowledge of Syriac and this must be why the first 2 verses in Surat al-Tin (Q95) are Arabized Syriac They also assume that the reader will understand that Q96 must be the Eucharist and Surat al-Qadr must be Christmas in the Qur'an and that Surat al-Mudathir and Surat al-'Adiyat must be Christian hymns and have nothing to do with Quthm or Abul Qasim (Muhammad's real name and his kunya)

How could this have happened? The Qur'an must have been a كتاب وعض or Christian Lectionary that was used in a Syro-Arabic milieu in the civilized Middle East and does not belong to al-Hijaz But the link was broken in Mesopotamia where the Persian scholars took over the task of explaining what the Qur'an says

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