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What is really the Qur'an? al-Qira'a or al-Qur'an?

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 4, 2021 at 17:25

You wrote:

> In following your dissections and discernments of the Islamic theological explorations, one aspect keeps appearing that prompts the question as to why it was necessary to rewrite that which was promised to the 'Children of the Book,' when it is obvious what was written for the Jewish People was/is specifically directed to the Jewish People.

Well, John Wansbrough was able to prove in his studies of the very early Islamic literary sources that Islam is part of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Once again: The word القران is not an Arabic word because there is no such construct in Arabic. And long ago al-mufasereen, as well as Sheikh al-Azhar today, admit such fact. The correct name would be القراءة

The etymology of the word القران is from Aramaic/Syriac ܩܪܝܢܐ or Qeryana

So what is a ܩܪܝܢܐ? A ܩܪܝܢܐ in Arabic is a كتاب وعظ or "Lectionary."

Check this link

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%DC%A9%DC%AA%DC%9D%DC%A2%DC%90

And this brings us back to John Wansbrough who indeed pointed out that the authors (yes plural) of the Qur'an assume that the reader must be familiar with the Biblical narratives of the OT and NT. Why? Because in the case of the Qur'an the authors were addressing a Christian Syro-Arabic community/communities in late antiquity and in far away Mesopotamia, the Levant and Palestine and the Petra area.

I challenge any Muslim or non Muslim to construct the life of Muhammad by reading the Qur'an only! It is impossible.

More? if you read Surat Maryam 30

إِنِّي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ آتَانِيَ الْكِتَابَ وَجَعَلَنِي نَبِيًّا

This can be rendered as: (The Quanic 'Essa is saying) I am the slave of Allah ('Abd Allah) was given the book (The Quranic NT and OT?) and (Allah) made me a prophet

Notice that Muhammad's last name is supposed to be 'Abd Allah! It makes one wonder that the Christ is really Muhammad 1 (see Luxenberg's "The inscriptions of al-Masjid al-Aqsa")

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